Armpit hair is a part of all of our lives, however annoying it may be. Most of us choose to get rid of it by regularly shaving our underarms, but, you know, sometimes we forget.

Victoria Regan is a writer and blogger for websites and magazines specialising in health regulations, beauty, skin care and medicines.

Victoria Regan is a writer and blogger for websites and magazines specialising in health regulations, beauty, skin care and medicines.

Luckily, shaving only slips our mind in the winter when we’re wearing long sleeves and it doesn’t matter as much.

Celebrities who have premieres to attend in strapless dresses aren’t as fortunate — and things have gotten worse for them over the years. It used to be that the press only made a big deal about armpit hair if it was European-style long.

But now, with fancy cameras and Photoshop, we can tell when someone has beyonce hairy armpitseven a tiny bit of stubble. Are these celebs purposefully showing up hairy, or was it accidental? You decide.

Paula Cole got pissed at Entertainment Weekly in 1998 when the magazine airbrushed out her armpit hair from a photo. After the singer wrote the mag, EW responding, “Oops! We thought it was just a smudge … until we saw the Grammys.”

julia roberts armpit hairOne of the first celebs photographed at an event with a bush under her arms (at the London premiere of Notting Hill), Julia Roberts is a bit of a trendsetter.

Drew Barrymoreattended Marc Jacobs’ show during February 2005′s New York Fashion Week in a black spaghetti strap dress accessorized with excess armpit hair.

Tyra Banks was photographed sporting stubble in 2006. Hollywood Tuna posts the photo, saying, “This is absolutely disgusting and I’m sorry you had to see this.” Then why’d you guys put it on your website?!

drew barrymore armpit hairFergie was so busy recording her album The Duchess that she forgot to shave her pits. Her hair, mind you, is so light that no one actually in attendance probably noticed.

Now we know:Paris Hiltondyes her hair.

Kelly Rowlandrevealed some major cleavage (and hairy pits) this January.

Lily Allen‘s armpit got assaulted by the paparazzi last month.

elizabeth jaggerArmpit hair attracts paparazzi the same way cellulite does. But we all have both, so why bother zooming in on stars’ stubble? Seriously, unless it’s majorly long, who cares — everyone runs out of razors from time to time.

britney spears armpit hairNow don’t get us wrong, it’s not that we’re the armpit police or anything. It’s just that armpit hair really freaks people out! It’s not often you get to see a good bit of celebrity fluff, so when you do it’s all the more shocking. Don’t these stars have their stylists and ‘people’ to check for fashion faux pas like this? Guess not – and it’s reassuring to know they’re normal like the rest of us.

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