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Monday 24th September 2018

Woman launches campaign to break down taboo of big noses and everyone is sharing selfies

Would you post a snap of your 'big nose' on Twitter?

Women are sharing selfies of their noses as part of a campaign encouraging women to break the ‘big nose beauty taboo’ and reclaim their side profile.

Journalist Radhika Sanghani made a New Year’s resolution to "spread the big nose love" - and it seems the stigma may well be on the way to being broken after #sideprofileselfie went viral on Twitter.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, she told hosts Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid that society continues to impose beauty standards on 'stronger-nosed women' even though the likes of spotty skin, stretch marks, cellulite and body hair have all been reclaimed.

"I think it is such a big thing," she said.

"When you’re growing up and watching movies with beautiful leading actresses - none of them never have a big nose. Open a glossy magazine and see models in there - again, no big noses.

"So personally, growing, up, I just assumed I could never be classified as 'beautiful'."

#sideprofileselfie: 'A powerful way to inspire those who can’t yet imagine being brave enough to post' (Credit: ITV)

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Radhika, 27, also noted in an article how noses are "hidden" in "subtle head tilts and awkward poses" in selfies, but hoped posting side-profile photos on social media would help "conquering your side-profile fears and owning your looks".

She added: "It’s also a really powerful way to inspire those who can’t yet imagine being brave enough to post a #sideprofileselfie."

Radhika, who turn down her mother’s offer to pay for a nose job aged 17, admitted: "I was terrified to do it myself. In my 27 years, I’ve never willing posed to the side. But my #sideprofileselfie honestly helped me to love my nose.

“Yes, I look nothing like Gigi Hadid, but I don’t care. My nose is mine, and I'm determined to love it just as it is.

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TV presenter Julia Bradbury was among the first to post a #sideprofileselfie.

And there plenty more positive reactions too, with many grateful the issue was being highlighted on TV.

However, it isn't just women sharing their #sideprofileselfie - Radhika has been inundated with snaps from men, too.

My #sideprofileselfie honestly helped me to love my nose.

Reflecting on the initial reaction for the campaign, Radhika noted: "It’s honestly amazing. I never expected that my big nose campaign would have such an overwhelmingly positive reaction."

What do you think of the #sideprofileselfie campaign? Are you proud of your nose? Would you post a pic of your side profile on social media to help inspire others? Let us know by commenting on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix!

And if you do post a #sideprofileselfie, remember to use the hashtag and @ in both Radhika and EntDailyUK!