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Ashley Darby Swears Off Photo Filters in a Glowing Selfie: "I’m Not Perfect"

The Real Housewives of Potomac mom is on a "no filter campaign" to "celebrate how we look in real life."

By Zoey Washington
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Every now and then Bravolebs surprise us by sharing a selfie or two without a stitch of makeup. From Eva Marcille's "wash face" challenge to Emily Simpson's glowing, post-facial snap, glam-free pics minus makeup are now the norm. But a social media shot that doesn't have a little help from a filter? That might be another story. Which is why Ashley Darby's latest endeavor, designed to "celebrate how we look in real life," is so lovely. 

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On September 17, The Real Housewives of Potomac mom shared a smiling pic as she posed in a mint-colored, embellished gown with a burgundy-hued beauty look. Her bold lip perfectly matched her feather earring and her sandy blonde curls were styled in a tight top knot. The shot was stunning... and without any filters. 

"Family, I’m on a no filter campaign. I have my own reasons but ultimately I want to celebrate how we look in real life, whether it be fresh faced or with a nice beat," she explained in her caption. "Technology has allowed us to create the most unrealistic standards of beauty that are impossible for real humans to achieve, which can foster a perpetual cycle of insecurity."

Ashley's crusade to make social media shots a little less intimidating is refreshing and much-needed. "I’m not perfect, Facetune was a steady favorite, but I’m hanging up the wrinkle eraser and showing you alla dis, pimples, wrinkles and all," she continued. 

Well done, Ashley. 

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