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Ronda Rousey Takes on the 'Filtered and Duckfaced World' of Social Media

Not only is perfection boring to UFC Star Ronda Rousey, it’s fake. Rousey, the star of Reebok's new Perfect Never campaign, says real women have imperfections.

“The curated lives we see every day are fake,” she told MailOnline. “The perfect angles, the perfect outfits, the perfect lighting. That’s not reality. What is real are imperfections.”

These unrealistic standards, Rousey says, are only imposed on women. She says men have the 'luxury of being able to specialize,” while women are “'expected to be perfect at everything.”

The pursuit of perfection only serves as a distraction to women from achieving other goals, according to the UFC star. She admits that she was far from perfect when she started taking judo lessons. However, being imperfect and making mistakes allowed her to learn the value of sacrifice and become tough and strong.

“I guess what I’m trying to tell you is that you don't need to be perfect to be valid,” Rousey told MailOnline. “Your flaws — your unsuccessful attempts at greatness or even mediocrity — are real. They make you better. And that’s beautiful because it’s never perfect.'

She recently posted and edited and unedited photo of herself on Instagram to illustrate the illusion and absurdity of perfection.

“There are a lot of unrealistic standards being put on everyone,” Ronda said in a press release. “I think it's good to have examples out there who say, ‘You know what, not everyone is always going to like you, but life will go on, you'll be OK and you can still love yourself."'

Source: MailOnline
Photo: Instagram/rondarousey

"I have to make an apology to everyone - I was sent a picture to share on social for Fallon that was altered without me knowing to make my arms look smaller. I won't say by who - I know it was done with severely misplaced positive intentions - but this goes against everything I believe and I am extremely proud of every inch of my body. And I can assure you all it will never happen again. I could not be more appalled and hope you all forgive me"

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