A no-filter selfie challenge called #AsSheIs is currently trending on Instagram, encouraging users to show a side of them they don't typically display online. Since November 6, the hashtag has garnered more than 4,000 selfies, including makeup-free photos from Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray. Their captions are a must-read, too! Check them out below along with more entries from your favorite beauty queens!
1. Catriona Gray
"This is the skin I wake up in every day," writes our very own Miss Universe 2018 under her fresh-faced snap. "I love playing with makeup and being glam, but I've also grown to love the skin I wake up in acne scars, moles and all. I too have days where I dont feel confident, or my insecurities are louder...but that's okay. Loving yourself as you are is a journey, but it's a journey worth taking."
2. Pia Wurtzbach
Pia attached an empowering caption to her selfie—a friendly reminder to embrace your beauty sans the glam. "I'm taking this picture to say hello to ME. Just me. No makeup. No glam team. No styling. And, I’m happy with what I see," she says. "Life's too short to be unkind to yourself. So treat your face and your body as an instrument, not an ornament. An instrument to inspire, uplift and encourage yourself and others who need it."
3. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was the one who tagged Pia in the challenge, and her message was short and sweet: "Good morning, world! This is me and I love it!"
4. Nicole Cordoves
In her entry, Miss Grand International Philippines 2016 Nicole Cordoves reminded everyone that not everything you see on social media gives justice to the real thing. "We never post about moments in our life that are—uneventful, boring, stagnant—and social media has become this competitive environment where we have to show that life is happening for us and we're so #blessed even if it can’t be farther from the truth...This is just a reminder that we are all on the same journey, we have the same ORDINARY DAYS—but that doesn’t mean you’re LEFT BEHIND, LESS VALUED, or FORGOTTEN."
5. Sandra Lemonon
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 contestant Sandra Lemonon is glowing in her unedited selfie. "I am not near perfect nor will I ever be but I am working on what matters the most to me: who I am [and] what do I want my life to be—and the answer to me is simply to be [happy] & free," she writes.