Scarlett Costello is being praised on Instagram for redefining beauty ideals with her unibrow. In a recent interview with TeenVogue.com, the 19-year-old revealed why she's embracing her body hair.
"I'm a big believer in the idea that everyone looks the best the way their genes intended them to," she told the site. "The confidence of embracing natural beauty is what makes it great."
Costello explained her mom always encouraged her to appreciate her thick brows. However, the teen began waxing them when she got into modelling. It wasn't until three years ago that Costello began letting them grow au natural thanks to a suggestion made by her agency.
Since then, Costello's unique look has helped her book modelling gigs, including a feature in Interview magazine back in March.
While the teen said she gets "more positive feedback than negative" for her unibrow, she did admit that she's received some not-so-nice comments. "People have called me an ogre and a pretentious feminist," she told Teen Vogue.
Nonetheless, Costello isn't afraid to show off her spectacular brows on Instagram, or her armpit hair for that matter.
Unsurprisingly, Frida Kahlo is one of Costello's heroes and beauty inspirations. The Mexican painter is one of the most famous figures to sport the monobrow look, and Costello often shares tributes to the late artist on Instagram.
But despite whether or not unibrows catch on, there's no doubt that Costello is changing the brow game and inspiring her fans.
"I'm in absolute awe of you," one fan wrote on Costello's Instagram page.
Another said, "You have inspired me to embrace my unibrow!"
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