When we see our favorite female stars on TV, in movies, in magazines and newspapers, on red carpets, or on splashy billboards, they always look model-perfect and fabulously flawless. We know they have a team of professional makeup artists, hairdressers, stylists, and plenty of Photoshop work to make them look like a million bucks, but have you ever wondered what these famous faces look like when they first roll out of bed in the morning? Some (the lucky ones) are naturally blessed with breathtaking beauty while others look freaky and frightful. The latter group is surely glad they have their “glam squad” to make them look Hollywood-worthy when they must be seen in public.
While most of us can’t say ,“I woke up like this,” it is easy enough to mock those celebs who are praised for their picture-perfect looks, when in reality, they look like hell frozen over when the alarm clock sounds. Just like us, celebs are people too, and they sleep with zit cream on their chins and hair rollers on their heads. Then there are those lucky ones who wake up looking like Disney princesses. No crust in their eyes, hair amazingly “on fleek,” and dewy soft skin. Yeah, we hate them too.
Here are eight celebrity women who wake up looking unbelievably great and seven who ought to pull the covers over their heads and stay in bed. Maybe if they just got a few extra hours of sleep they would have a better chance of looking like Gisele at 6AM.
15. Gal Gadot
We all know that the Wonder Woman star looks amazing while acting on the big screen, but the real-life Gal Gadot looks just as good when she wakes up in the morning. Talented and beautiful… yes, we are insanely jealous. The gorgeous 32-year-old Israeli-born model and actress is simply stunning, and naturally so. Sheesh… she really is Wonder Woman! Her flawless skin, nicely shaped eyebrows, plump and kissable pout, and chocolatey brown eyes are all swoon-worthy, and her husband is one lucky son-of-a-gun to have the thrill of waking up next to such a hottie every morning for the rest of his life. We bet she doesn’t even have nasty morning breath! Even with two young kids, the great-looking Gadot looks like she got her recommended eight hours of shut eye!
14. Meghan Markle
36-year-old fiancé to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, is as gorgeous without makeup as she is when she is all dolled up for photo ops. When Markle wakes up in the morning, she looks like a real royal. With her wavy brunette hair tousled just so, this future member of the royal family has that “bedroom” look any man would love to wake up to. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, the former actress is a morning marvel. She does not need a stitch of makeup to go out on the town and look impeccable. No wonder Prince Harry is so smitten with the sexy Suits star. When you look this good first thing in the morning, you know you are going to have a great day. Whatever she is doing is certainly working!
13. Jennifer Lopez
“Jenny From the Block” is always keeping it totally real, so when she wakes up first thing in the morning, the mom-of-two looks super-sexy and fantastically flawless. It’s almost too good to be true! Sure, Jennifer Lopez looks smokin’ hot when she is all dressed up in glitz and glam in head-to-toe styling, but when she is completely makeup-free and seemingly well-rested, this do-it-all 48-year-old is shockingly stunning. A-Rod must be in awe of his gorgeous girlfriend, and all her ex-lovers must miss this beautiful fresh face. We can see that the lovely Lopez takes great care of herself and looks so much younger than her 48 years. Almost 50? She’s a miracle! This bronzed babe is a bedroom beauty. What a sight to see first thing in the morning.
12. Lady Gaga
We are used to seeing singer/actress Lady Gaga full of makeup and dressed up in outrageous costumes, but when she hits the sack and goes to sleep at night, she takes it all off. The very best part? When she wakes up in the morning, she looks sublimely sweet and seriously sexy. She certainly does not need all that styling work to look wonderful. Of course, it is lots of fun to experiment with different looks, but Gaga’s best look of all is the all-natural one. She looks adorably angelic under the cozy sheets with her perfect selfie pose for her social media followers to enjoy. Her new fiancé must adore the more natural side of Gaga as much as the rest of us do. This “Lady” is simply lovely.
11. Gigi Hadid
Model Gigi Hadid is only 22-years-old and she is on top of the world… or at least the modeling world anyhow. She is beautifully blonde, super-tall, toned and fit, and otherwise fabulous, and when we see her strut her stuff on the catwalk or on the glossy pages of fashion magazines, she looks like a million bucks. But when we usually see Hadid, she is wearing makeup and is dressed to the nines in designer clothing. For all we know, when she is fresh-faced, she could look like a hag. Well, that idea is busted by this first-thing-in-the-morning photo of the stunning supermodel. She looks as good as ever as she takes that first snapshot of herself in bed. This gal was surely blessed with great genes and her natural beauty shines through no matter the time of day.
10. Bella Hadid
Talk about great genes… Gigi’s little sister, Bella Hadid is also a natural beauty. The supermodel is 21 and is a perfect 10. As she wakes up first thing in the morning, the beyond beautiful brunette babe is simply flawless. Her youthful skin is supple and smooth, her long hair is not knotty or frizzy, and her fine features shine through without a stitch of makeup whatsoever. Not that she needs any. As far as natural gorgeousness goes, this hot Hadid sister is simply the best. She and her equally amazing sister are two stunners who are showing up all the supermodels. They are young, fresh, and utterly fantastic. Hadid needs no makeup at all to look magnificent and marvelous. This pretty pic proves that dynamite DNA runs in the Hadid family!
9. Kourtney Kardashian
The oldest sister of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kourtney Kardashian, is a natural beauty who looks simply superb as she rises in the morning to raise her three little ones. Even with the years of stress thanks to her on again-off again “baby daddy,” Scott Disick, this beautiful babe manages to keep herself looking youthful and fabulously fresh. We are accustomed to seeing Kardashian in lots of heavy makeup, but when she washes her face bare, she looks simple and stunning. All of her sisters must be jealous that the oldest of them all looks so young and flawless. Can you believe that she is 38-years-old? No wonder Kardashian is now dating a much younger fella… he is just 24-years-old. Kardashian feels like she’s young, so why not hook up with a hunky hottie?
8. Demi Lovato
25-year-old singer Demi Lovato always looks super-cool when she is performing her heart out on stage for her fans or when she rocks out in her sexy music videos. She wears makeup in public as most celeb women do, so seeing her barefaced is a breath of fresh air. And the nice thing is that she looks just as great with no makeup as she does when she is all done up by her “glam squad.” Her morning look is nicely natural and young-looking, and those light specks of freckles are just darling. Lovato’s rich brown eyes and soft skin is gorgeous, and she needs no makeup at all to look like a true beauty from the inside out. Fans love Lovato’s chart-topping music, but they must adore her beauty as well. This talented chick has it all!
7. Cardi B.
Cardi B is on top of the world in the hip hop game right now, and at just 25-years-old, she is really living the dream. But when she wakes up in the morning, that dream turns into a nightmare when she looks in the bathroom mirror. When Cardi B is all made up for her public appearances, she looks super-hot, but when she wipes away her layers of makeup and hits the sack to go to sleep, her morning wake-up look is less-than-perfection. Surely Cardi B does not give a hoot if she looks like a queen or a quack, but if she wants to look like Sleeping Beauty, she is going to have to call the “glam squad” to come in at 6AM. Maybe she just had a rough night.
6. Katy Perry
33-year-old Katy Perry is a pop music icon, and her music is so catchy and fun. Fans love her cool look on stage and in her amazing music videos, but have they seen her morning look? If so, they would be shocked to see how different the singer looks in the light of day with no makeup on. Pimples, wrinkles, and an awful expression make Perry look pretty bad. Perhaps this was just a terrible photo, but even so, she looks like a hangover gone wrong. As you can see in the side-by-side shot, when Perry is all prettied-up, she looks like a super star. But when the wee hours of the morning call, all sorts of bad things seem to happen. Perhaps Perry ought to go back to bed and wake up when it is dark out.
5. Bethenny Frankel
One of the stars of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel, is usually well-put together and sophisticatedly stylish. She is always outspoken, no-nonsense, and in good shape. We usually see her with her hair done and her makeup applied when she is on TV or out on the town. But what we do not normally see is a barefaced Bethenny with a Frankel-y ferocious looking face. Looks like the reality star and business mogul woke up with a big honkin’ zit and she’s willing to show it to the world. Hey Frankel… we do not need to see that. A little concealer goes a long way. The next time Frankel wakes up with a brutal breakout, she ought to slather on some acne cream and turn off the camera.
4. Tyra Banks
44-year-old Tyra Banks is one of the world’s most popular and sought-after supermodels of all time. She is out-of-this-world gorgeous and very talented, with a unique look that made her the success that she continues to be to this day. From catwalks to magazine shoots to fashion week to talk shows, Banks is bringing in the big bucks thanks to her model-perfect great looks. But when she wakes up in the morning, those good looks must have fallen under the bed. In this shocking pic, Banks looks totally bonkers and rather busted. On the right, she looks model-magnificent, but in her no-makeup, just awoken shot, she looks like the average woman who could use a makeover. The power of makeup is truly amazing, even for a well-known supermodel like Banks.
3. Kylie Jenner
The youngest sis of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner, is only 20, but she is growing to be the biggest star of the family thanks to her successful lip line and insane social media presence. She looks great when we see her all done up from head to toe, but we rarely see her in her natural state. If this pic is any indication why, then we totally get it. When Jenner first wakes up, she looks semi-cute, but nothing like what we are used to. She is full of freckles we never knew she had, but it’s the zits that are alarming. Perhaps Jenner ought to lay off all that heavy makeup and let her skin breathe every once in a while. At least she is trying to pose with purpose. Go back to bed girl.
2. Sofia Vergara
Actress Sofia Vergara is a Colombian cutie with looks that most people find alluring. She is quite hilarious on the small screen and always looks like a sexy siren in her formal wear on red carpets. A 45-years-old, Vergara looks hotter than most women half her age, and her hunky hubby, Joe Manganiello, would surely agree to that. But when she wakes up in the morning, does Manganiello feel the same way? He might think his wife is a completely different person when the sun comes up. Without all her makeup, Vergara looks washed out and wiped out. She is tired-looking and worn out. Working on a hit comedy must be fun, but who knew it was so stressful? This lady needs some time off to get a decent night’s sleep or at least a cat nap.
1. Jennifer Aniston
The former Friends star, Jennifer Aniston, is usually a cutie that gives off that all-American, girl-next-door vibe. She is 48 but looks much more youthful. Her glowing skin, golden hair, fit figure, and pretty face make the actress well-admired and often envied. But if any of her fans caught a glimpse of the star first thing in the morning, they may have a new perspective on the California girl. In this sunrise shot, Aniston looks like she just woke up from a nightmare, only to find out it was real. In the right pic, we see the actress in one of her many ads for Aveeno, but all that airbrushing has fooled us. Aniston needs to get back in bed ASAP and come out when the groundhog sees his shadow.