Everyone knows that when it comes to someone else taking your photo, there’s a chance that either they will get your best side or your absolute worse. And it’s without a doubt that celebrities feel the exact same way. But for a lot of people who are in the public eye almost all the time, they can’t just stop and tell a photographer to retake their photo or ask them to see several snaps. That’s because they always have the paparazzi lurking from each and every corner.
But then again, a lot of celebs actually get pretty lucky, especially when the paparazzi catch them looking off guard and dare we even say, pretty decent. I’m sure you know some of the celebs that we are talking about. From Kim Zolciak to Rihanna and even Wendy Williams, some of these people should be thanking the paps for catching them while they look their best.
With that being said, we’ve got 15 photos of not so attractive celebrities that look pretty attractive here. Sometimes it’s all about how you angle your camera, right? Take a look at our list below and let us know what you think.
For a lot of people, Rihanna is drop dread gorgeous. For others, not so much. She’s got fans out there that would defend her regardless of what she sings, what she wears, or what she does, for that matter. I mean, there’s a reason why she’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world, right?
But at the same time, Rihanna has seen better days. There are some recent paparazzi photos of her on the internet that has us scratching our heads and wondering if it’s really her. Rihanna is the kind of person who can look drop dread gorgeous or like she just dropped dead from a long weekend of partying. The girl can go both ways, for sure. Lately, she seems to be looking pretty rough, but in this photo, she looks like her old self again. At least she looks pretty and natural in this shot, right?
15 Lena Dunham
When it comes to Lena Dunham, there are two kinds of people in this world: those who absolutely love her and those who absolutely loathe her. There’s just no in between and that’s probably because she often likes to talk with her foot in her mouth. Plus, she’s a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of celebrity. She is definitely a controversial figure, but she doesn't seem to care.
And while Lena has made it no secret that she hates it when you talk about her appearance, we’ll go ahead and do that right now for you. It might pain some people to say it, but Lena actually looks pretty cute in this photo. That is, for Lena Dunham. Honestly, she doesn’t need a few pounds of make up on her face to look pretty. Sometimes she can really look nice when she tones down the crazy clothes and combs her hair. Okay, we’re done now.
14 Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is the kind of celebrity that you really don’t know how to categorize. Is she pretty? Is she not pretty? Is she classy? Is she boring? Is she a trendsetter? We don’t have the answers to that question. But what we do know is that Victoria Beckham rarely shows us a side of her that we don’t get to see very often, and that’s her good side.
For some reason that we don’t know, Victoria loves to hide behind a huge pair of shades whenever she’s out and about. But quite honestly, she doesn’t have to. If only she would have much more confidence in her smile, she would actually be a very beautiful woman. In fact, Victoria’s best shots are the ones in which she’s caught off guard, like this pic of her at LAX. Usually she looks pretty average in photos, but here she really looks like a stunning woman.
13 Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks insists that she was the first person to put the “super” in supermodel. While we are not here to get into a debate about Tyra’s runway prowess (nor do we want to), we will say that Tyra Banks looks like two totally different people, both on screen and off. Whatever her hair and makeup people are doing, they definitely need to get paid well because they are doing an excellent job. Sometimes she looks pretty rough.
Still, Tyra Banks has had her good moments. As a matter of fact, she looks pretty decent (even though she’s not all made up) in this photo here, right? Again, we won’t say supermodel material, but we will definitely say model mom. Plus, she’s the kind of person who can easily make heads turn in her direction wherever she goes. This look is way better than how she has been looking lately.
12 Cameron Diaz
When Cameron Diaz first made her way onto the Hollywood scene in the early nineties, guys from all corners of the world fell in love with her. She was tall, blonde, leggy and she had a bubbly personality that girls loved, too. But at the same time, Cameron was desperately trying to hide all of her flaws. She had an acne problem that she just couldn’t keep under control. She also often looked tired, worn and haggard whenever she stepped out to run her errands in and around Los Angeles.
Luckily, Cameron is in a better period of her life as she looks much more relaxed and comfortable than she did before in front of the paparazzi. Plus, she looks a little like her former self here in this pic, doesn’t she? A great pair of fitted jeans and fixing her hair has done wonders for her.
11 Khloe Kardashian
Oh, Khloe Kardashian. We almost feel like we don’t have to say anything because she’s done all of the talking for us before. Yes, Khloe has admitted that she knows she’s the “ugly” Kardashian sister. Yes, Khloe often talks about her struggles with keeping her weight under control. And yes, Khloe knows that she has her good days and her bad days and she often works hard to keep up her appearance.
Now, we are not going to say that Khloe Kardashian is an ugly woman, because that would just be downright mean and hurtful. But she does have plenty of photos that exist online that she would rather not see. Luckily, she’s been working on her paparazzi game. Khloe looks smokin’ hot in these photos, doesn’t she? Damn, girl.
10 Lindsay Lohan
Ok, I know that this one technically should not be on our list, but let’s give the girl a break. She’s been to hell and back and is still alive to tell her tale. Let’s also not forget that Lindsay Lohan was one of the hottest actresses in the entertainment world before everything came crashing down on her. She had a look and a presence that other actresses her age simply didn’t have. Sadly, that did not last too long, and it is extremely easy to find photos of Lindsay looking disheveled online. There seems to be more unflattering shots than attractive ones.
If Lindsay Lohan could turn back time, we can all bet our money that she would love to look like this again. Fun, young, fresh and ready to take on Hollywood. This paparazzi photo was taken recently, and it was also the last time we saw Lindsay look this good. It’s damn sad, isn’t it?
9 Blac Chyna
Of course, no list with a Kardashian would be complete unless we talked about Blac Chyna, right? Blac Chyna is like that thorn on the side that the Kardashians just can’t get rid of. She’s also that itchy feeling that you just can’t diagnose on your own either. As much as the Kardashians would just love for Blac Chyna to disappear and end up in celebrity obscurity forever, she always manages to show up when you least expect it. Most of the time, she kind of looks like a hot mess, and doesn't always show the world her best side.
As much as we don’t want to say it (but we will anyway) Chyna looks pretty good here. She usually looks trashy, but here she looks great. In fact, she even looks like she’s giving Kimmy Cakes and the rest of the family a good run for their money. And we do mean that quite literally. You know why.
8 Lily-Rose Depp
With two parents like Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, you would think that their children would come out as some of the most genetically blessed human beings on this planet. Well, when it comes to Lily-Rose Depp that’s kind of true. She’s the spitting image of her French mother and she’s got that intense look that her father Johnny Depp is famous for. But at the same time, a lot of people don’t think that Lily-Rose is model material. In fact, they say she’s far from it.
Yet, we have to give credit where credit is due. While some of her photos don’t focus on her best features, Lily-Rose actually looks very good here. Many shots of her online show her looking a little disheveled, but here she looks put together. We are not quite sure yet if she is supermodel material, but we would definitely say model material.
7 Kim Zolciak
Believe it or not, this is the Kim Zolciak face that we love the most. This photo was taken pretty recently, and despite the fact that she has had several children, Kim Zolciak looks so fresh faced, so energetic, so real and so ready to take on the world. What the hell happened? Her body is also looking incredible, and we can't believe our eyes.
Now, Kim isn’t the kind of person who likes to tell the truth about her every changing appearance. And she sure doesn’t like to see photos of herself online that haven’t been personally altered by her or her staff. But yes, if she could continue with this look – and this level of real happiness – her fans would most definitely be pleased. She actually looks quite pretty and feminine in these photos, and definitely not like how we have seen her look on her bad days.
6 Wendy Williams
I know what you’re thinking about Wendy Williams, and trust me, a lot of people probably think the same thing (but we won’t say it here). Yes, Wendy’s beauty has been questioned and debated several times in the past. Yes, she looks way different now than she did just a few short years ago. And yes, she might be a little disproportioned but is that our business? Maybe. After all, Wendy’s daytime talk show is all about getting into other people’s personal business all the time. However, you can't deny that she looks great.
With that being said, Wendy actually looks pretty and feminine in this photo. We will go as far as saying that she looks quite beautiful, too. We don’t know if it’s the hair, the bathing suit or the fact that she’s on vacation, but it’s the best we’ve seen her in years. She needs to keep doing what she is doing.
5 Courtney Love
Now, for a lot of people, seeing Courtney Love look like a hot mess is really no big deal because they are used to it. Courtney can look like she hasn’t been to the hair salon and her clothes haven’t been washed in years. But there was a period of time in which Courtney looked like a Hollywood goddess. She dressed up in the best Gucci and Valentino dresses that we’ve ever seen on the red carpet, she looked poised and often times was even well-spoken. Sadly, that moment in her life didn’t last very long as she’s now back to living her grunge look and lifestyle. She mostly looks a little worse for wear, and the paparazzi often seem to catch her looking totally disheveled.
But we gotta say, Courtney sure does look pretty attractive here. She looks like she actually put some effort in before leaving out the front door, and it is making us wish she always tried to put her best foot forward when leaving her house.
4 Lisa Kudrow
For anyone who even thinks about showing Lisa Kudrow any form of disrespect, you better back off. Sure, she’s no Jennifer Aniston or Courteney Cox, but let’s not forget that she was Phoebe Buffay. When Phoebe was in the same room as Rachel and Monica, she owned the scene. Plus, she often times looked hotter than the other girls without even trying. She was always underrated, but you could never deny that she was a beautiful woman. In the last few years, however, her looks seemed to be fading.
With that being said, Lisa has been doing a great job of staying out of the spotlight and the sun, apparently. She’s been taking good care of her appearance and her skin and it shows. We’ll even go as far as saying that she looks better now than she did during her Friends days.
3 NeNe Leakes
It’s without a doubt that NeNe Leakes is one of those Real Housewives that needs a “before” and an “after” photo. That’s because she now looks totally different than she did during the first season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta way back in 2007.
And while some people think that NeNe looks better now than she did before, others beg to differ. Either way, we have to say that NeNe looks the best when she’s au natural. No crazy makeup, no fancy clothes, no ridiculous hairstyles, no press on nails that are a foot long. NeNe Leakes would actually be a more attractive woman if she didn’t try so hard or invest so much into her appearance. This simple look really makes her shine, and she looks like one hot lady. Either way, this is one of the best photos of NeNe that we have ever seen.
2 Rosie O’Donnell
Regardless of whether you love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Rosie O’Donnell has seen more ups and downs in her life than a rollercoaster. Just like so many other celebrities on our list here, she’s been through hell and back and she’s still somehow standing.
Now, we’re not going to lie here, but Rosie often looks pretty weathered in her paparazzi photos. She’s a prime example of what happens when you don’t put your car in the garage. With that being said, though, she does look pretty decent (and happy for once) here. We don’t know how Rosie feels about her life behind closed doors, but hopefully she’s got the right kind of people to help her look up rather than down. Even Rosie deserves a little happiness.
1 Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger is the kind of Hollywood actress that has most of us scratching our heads and asking, "What the hell happened?" She used to be a pretty decent-looking gal and one of the hottest actresses in the entertainment business. But during her time spent under the radar, something happened to Renee as she just doesn't look the same anymore. And we can’t put our fingers on it, too (we are saying that for the sake of being nice).
But we will say this: Renee actually looks quite decent in this photo here. As a matter of fact, it’s one of her better photos from recent years. She actually looks a little like her former self. It’s still not the old Renee, but we don’t think that woman is ever coming back.