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the best beauty moments on TV

You are beautiful no matter what they say, words can't bring you down. From beauty pageants and shock documentaries to always-there-for-you sitcoms and annoyingly addictive reality TV, our goggle boxes are constantly discussing beauty in some form or another. Find the remote and tune in to the top 5 best beauty moments on TV...

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Text Francesca Dunn

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  • tyra’s smize

    As she explains here in a half English accent, Tyra got tired of telling ANTM contestants to smile with their eyes so coined the word SMIZE. I’ve watched this over and over and as far as I can tell, smizing is pretty much just squinting slightly. Watch and learn. Hypnotize with your smize.

  • the one with ross’s tan

    In this classic FRIENDS episode, Ross goes for a spray tan, counts Mississippili and ends up with four 2s on his face, making him a very impressive 8. A lesson to tan fans everywhere.

  • honey boo boo

    The greatest beauty pageant princess there ever was, a lot can be learnt from Honey Boo Boo. From the mouth of babes come many wise words, and from her I have learnt the importance of beauty sleep, the fact that beauty quite clearly comes in all shapes and sizes, and that 'special juice' helps you win. Rules to live by.

  • royal makeover

    Not technically TV, but a big beauty moment from my memory. The dad from 10 Things I Hate About You goes all gay Italian on us as Paolo, the fabulous makeover man who takes Anne Hathaway’s Mia Thermopolis from geek to chic teen movie style in Princess Diaries.

  • space barbie

    Like a Sim version of Paris Hilton, Ukrainian Valeria Lukanova turned herself into a real-life Barbie doll. Turns out she genuinely believes that she’s a time-traveling spiritual guru whose purpose is to save the world from the clutches of negative energy. Vice made a documentary on her weird and wonderful ways.