Pamela Anderson goes makeup-free for magazine cover: ‘I feel powerful’

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Pamela Anderson is a natural queen.

The normally glammed-up “Baywatch” beauty, 55, showed off a different side as she graced the digital cover of yesterday’s issue of Women’s Wear Daily with no makeup and a diamond tiara — and she shared that a bare-faced look makes her “feel powerful.”

Sporting a Fred Leighton Edwardian diamond tiara worn low on her forehead like a headband, Anderson went sans foundation to let her freckles shine in the closeup photo of her face on the cover.

“I really feel powerful right now when everything’s very pared down,” she told the magazine. “I like to see my freckles. I like when my hair isn’t done. I like just a really fresh face.”

As for Botox and fillers, the “Love, Pamela” author said she’d rather age naturally.

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Anderson looked extra glam for a screening of “Pamela, A Love Story” in New York earlier this month.
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“I don’t like those injections, and that doesn’t work on me,” she explained. “I want to see what’s going to happen.”

Musing on her daily life and style in Canada, Anderson — who recently revealed that her red “Baywatch” bathing suit “still fits” — said she keeps it simple in terms of beauty.

Preferring to wear something like “a beautiful silk blouse and some trousers, and always a heel” the blond bombshell said it was her “favorite” to go sans makeup.

“That’s my look,” she said. “And I feel like that is a power statement because I’m accepting myself a lot more these days, and it feels great.”

WWD readers seemed to be loving a fresh-faced Pam, with many praising her beauty on an Instagram Reel the magazine posted with behind-the-scenes clips of her photo shoot.

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She rocked a Jill Sander dress with beaded fringe detail on the shoot.

“Omgosh,” one fan commented, adding three heart-eye emojis. “I am loving the natural cover.”

“I wish you still had the physical magazine subscription because this would be such an iconic cover,” another wrote, while a third WWD reader added, “She is still pretty as ever.”

As for her relationship with fashion, Anderson said she’s always tried to “have fun” because she’s never thought that designer outfits suited her.

The actress looked chic in a cream and beige outfit for her book tour last month.

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Anderson looked like she was having a blast as she rocked shades for the WWD shoot.


Pamela Anderson
Anderson looked like she was having a blast as she rocked shades for the WWD shoot.

She covered up her silky dress with a black-and-white coat in New York earlier this month.


“I want to dress in these beautiful clothes, but I just don’t look right in them; some things are too weird, my body doesn’t quite fit,” she shared, adding that she would wear things like “sparkly pants, the big hat and blue eyeliner” because it required “five minutes to put together.”

“I always thought that I repelled clothes,” the Netflix star added. “Everything was always a little bit off. And believe me, I would love for Anna Wintour to love me, but I know she never will because I just, I’m a clothing repellent.”

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Anderson wore a sleek red gown to celebrate the premiere of “Pamela, A Love Story.”
Pamela Anderson
She sported a bold red lip and matching nails ahead of her Broadway debut in “Chicago” last year.
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Musing on her recent projects, Anderson — who rocked a “Baywatch”-esque red dress for the premiere of her Netflix documentary last month — said she “never thought” she’d “get the chance to do it.”

“I thought my legacy would be a red swimsuit and a pink fuzzy hat, and nobody would ever know how much I’ve gone through, what I’ve overcome and how I put this all together as a creative art project.”

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