These 19 Stunning Photos Prove That Birthmarks Are Beautiful

When we learned that Cindy Crawford decided to keep her now-iconic birthmark because of her mom's support, it gave us reassurance to accept our very own "imperfections."

Whether small like this baby's heart-shaped leg mark or as large as professional dancer Cassandra Naud's pigmented patch under her right eye, birthmarks may draw cruel glances and words. However, they aren't something to be embarrassed about.

As Naud told People magazine, "Something like this, like a birthmark, it's not negative. You have to see the positive, let go, and know that it's okay."

We asked our Twitter and Instagram followers to show off their #birthmarkpride. Check out the rare but beautiful birthmarks photos below.

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