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PHOTO: Lorde shows Twitter followers skin "flaws are OK"

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Lorde is loving the skin she is in

Lorde is one young lady who is unafraid to let the world see her flaws. Fighting back against photo editing, the singer posted a pair of photos to Twitter.

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Lorde's skin is peppered with acne marks and small imperfections, and she's not ashamed. Refusing to comply with the widespread practice of editing photos on a quest for perfection, the "Royals" singer is telling fans there's nothing wrong with so-called flaws.

The 17-year-old beauty from New Zealand, who was given the name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor at birth, took to Twitter over the weekend to fight back against being digitally altered by sharing a pair of photos. In the first, the feminist's skin has been made to look smooth and clear, while in the second image, traces of acne marks can be seen.

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Naturally, Lorde's skin-comparison photos are a hit with her fans.

"I love everything about you! Flaws and all! You're genuine and nothing is more badass than that," one Twitter user gushed. Another seemingly shouted, "THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU!"

The don't-call-me-a-hottie singer hasn't been shy about her skin care routine. Posting the photo below to Instagram in February, the teen sensation noted she was "in bed in paris with my acne cream on."

In a Tumblr post meant to explain her kerfuffle with Taylor Swift, Lorde previously shared she feels "there's a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry, and I wish my favourite stars didn't look perfect."

She added, "I think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they'll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense Photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection."

Should more stars show off their flaws, as Lorde has done? Tell us!

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