Rachel Kolisi recently pulled out of a campaign because the organisers allegedly asked her to ‘wear makeup’.
Rachel Kolisi is speaking out against unrealistic beauty standards in the entertainment industry.
The 29-year-old, who is married to Sharks rugby player and Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, took to social media to explain how she pulled out of a campaign after the brand requested she has ‘a more professional look and wear makeup’.
“I recently pulled myself off a campaign because the brand requested ‘I have a more professional look and wear make-up’,” she wrote. Rachel added that there is nothing wrong with wearing make-up, but women without it are beautiful as well.
“I think girls who get up and spend time putting make-up on are beautiful! I think girls who wake up and don’t put make-up on are beautiful too! “In a world where, a lot of people are trying to be something they’re not, be you. We need more of that.”
According to East Coast Radio, Rachel is not the only star who has received this kind of request from campaign bosses. Roxy Burger told Rachel that one contract stipulated that she couldn’t gain any weight.
“Good for you. I had a clause in a contract recently that said they can terminate if I had ‘any noticeable weight gain’. Let’s say my response was less than polite.”
Others applauded her for standing up for herself.
“It’s time we don’t have a one look fits ALL mentality. Be the change!” one user commented. “Thanks for this! Somedays its fab to put on makeup other days remembering to brush my teeth before school dropoff is a win,” said another.
Rachel has spoken her mind quite often on social media. She previously said that the public should not “let the internet fool you”.
“We can all make ourselves look amazing with the right light, angles and filters. I’m on a journey and being intentional about getting to a healthy space for my mind and body. Just a reminder there’s no one more beautiful than you.”