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Ronda Rousey flaunts her physical flaws in Reebok ad

The fighter-turned-actress isn't concerned about looking perfect on the red carpet.

UFC champion Ronda Rousey has no problems showing off her imperfections instead of hiding them.

The world-famous 29-year-old mixed martial artist does not feel pressured to be beautiful all the time despite living in the spotlight, and she made her stance on her personal beauty standards clear in a new ad campaign for sportswear brand Reebok.

"I had tried to show as many of the imperfections and flaws as I can," she says in the commercial. "I go out and walk around where I'm not wearing makeup or anything, like I like how my face looks. I'm not trying to make it look perfect all the time, I'm trying to be myself all the time, you know I think that's realistic and people don't see that that often. I don't really understand what everybody expects from me, or what their idea of perfect would be for me."

In addition to maintaining her thriving fighting career, Ronda is also making waves in Hollywood, having landed parts in action movies Furious 7 and the upcoming Road House remake.

But don't expect her to have confidence issues about how she looks when walking the red carpet at glamorous film premieres.

"Here's the thing about being perfect," she explains in the new ad. "Perfect never gets truly tested. Perfect never gets to silence its critics. Perfect never gets a shot at redemption. So yeah. I'm fine not being perfect."

She adds, "I feel like a lot of women are under the pressure of making everyone happy with them all the time, that it's good to have examples out there of, 'You know what, not everybody's going to like you, but life will go on and it will be OK and you can still love yourself'."

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