We might all think Beyoncé stands high above us mere mortals, that she is not of this earth.
But, the fact of the matter is Queen B is a human being just like the rest of us. And human beings have flaws, whether we'd like to admit them or not.
Keeping that in mind, unretouched photos of Bey from a 2013 L'Oreal ad campaign have made their way onto the Internet.
People out there seemed to be shocked and awed by these pics as they feature Beyoncé in a less than perfect light.
That's only because whenever we see images of Beyoncé or any other celebrity these days, they are almost always airbrushed and Photoshopped. Those images are unrealistic; they're illusions.
But, these leaked photos show a side of Beyoncé we rarely get to glimpse: the human side. I think there's something beautiful about that.
Check out the undoctored photos here, courtesy of The Beyoncé World.
Here are what some people in the Twittersphere are saying about these photos:
She looks like a cigarette smoker RT @FeimM: omg is she going to sue them for leaking these? pic.twitter.com/PJ3yR29oBC — GlassTop-Scrooge (@MackNSweetJones) February 18, 2015
that's beyonce? oh wow. pic.twitter.com/kU8iMIx9VF — Shover Todd (@Smooth_Orator) February 18, 2015
lol, you know why Beyoncé looks kinda shitty in those leaked l'Oréal pics tho? shitloads of makeup + strong lighting. she's still beautiful. — sophie mallinson (@glietzsche) February 18, 2015
I don't care for Beyoncé but I'm glad those pictures leaked. She's an actual person & it's deceiving of the media to retouch for perfection — Cisco Kid (@kickass_bonet) February 18, 2015
Idk why yall surprised over these leaked untouched pictures of Beyonce. She's human lol she is going to age, get pimples, etc. — Buzzing BRI. (@__Briella) February 18, 2015