She’s embracing her wrinkles! Savannah Guthrie may be getting older, but she isn’t afraid of aging. “I’m like anyone — when I see a picture where my wrinkles are apparent, I don’t love looking at that, and I’ll try to put the good Instagram filter on there to make it look better,” she recently revealed. “But I’m not going to not put the picture up. I’m 46 years old, and I don’t mind looking 46 years old.”
The TODAY Show co-anchor may have to spend a lot of time every day in hair and makeup for her job, but she isn’t afraid to show off her bare face, either. “I was always surprised that people were surprised that I would post a picture without any makeup on,” she continued in a Today.com article.
The mom of two has the best outlook on wrinkles — she’s even found a way to think of them positively. “Sometimes people say, ‘I can see your wrinkles.’ Well, that’s true. I do have some wrinkles. I call them smile lines. They’re from smiles and laughing, and those are the best kind of wrinkles,” she continued. “We did a segment on the show where I got a little Botox. I’m definitely not above it. Whatever it takes to make you feel your best.”
She credits her young daughter for helping change her mindset on beauty norms and standards. “Vale is only three, but she’s watching everything I do and [listening to] everything I say. Like most women, I find it pretty easy to make a remark that’s critical of myself,” she added. “I sometimes have to catch myself. I don’t want her to mimic it or question herself or her own looks.”
Guthrie continued in the post, “I’ve been trying to play tennis more and go exercise. She sees me in my sneakers, and says, ‘Mommy, why do you exercise?’ And, of course, I could say, ‘Oh, I have to lose 10 pounds.’ But I say, ‘Because I want to be healthy and strong.’ And now she says it back to me. She says, ‘Oh, you’re exercising so you can be healthy and strong.'” Vale’s very lucky to have such a great role model to look up to!
Check out the video below for Savannah Guthrie’s best words on motherhood:
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.