There’s no denying that red carpet events are glamorous affairs, but sometimes the before and after moments beyond that gorgeous red carpet photo aren't what you’d imagine them to be. Yes, face masking and letting someone do your hair and makeup sounds relaxing, but it can actually be downright stressful. Amy Schumer shared her trick to avoid thigh chafing when she got very real about her process for getting ready for the Met Gala. And thank goodness she did, because this trick will come in handy for many a summer soiree, red carpet status or no.
Schumer posted a video of her rubbing Secret deodorant in between her thighs before ever hitting the red carpet because chafing is a real bummer. But, it’s nice to know that even celebrities have to consider these kinds of problems, too. Take it from Schumer, it’s not just glitz and glamor all of the time.
She’s not the first person to open up about the struggle of getting all dressed up, and she certainly won’t be the last. For every beautiful moment, there are tons of mishaps along the way. That’s just how it goes, and I so admire the A-listers who are able to get real about their issues/concerns before heading to a major event. Because whether a celeb is willing to admit it or not, the struggle is real. For all of us.
And...the crucial final step.
All of that work was well worth it, though. She looks incredible.
See nine other celebrities who have opened up about their pre and post-red carpet probs.
1. Kendall Jenner
When your dress is too tight to sit in, you must lay down in the car ride to the red carpet, naturally.
2. Chrissy Teigen
Thankfully, tailors are available for those moments when you...you know, rip your pants.
3. Kim Kardashian
Gotta make sure that skin tone is even!
4. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson always keeps it real. Booze + Glam = The Best Combo.
5. Karlie Kloss
Sometimes you don't have time to change into a second dress. That's what scissors are for.
6. Jourdan Dunn
Sometimes everything's going well, and you're just plain feeling yourself. There's nothing wrong with admitting that, either!
7. Olivia Culpo
The only thing that can really prepare you for a big night is a good old-fashioned power nap.
8. Kylie Jenner
Beauty is pain, so they say. And in some cases, it really is the truth.
9. Karolina Kurkova
Tea and a face mask is the calm before the storm. You've got to enjoy it while it lasts.
When it comes to red carpet fashion, these ladies know how it's done. But, only because they learned the hard way. Let's take a tip or two from them the next time we get ready, shall we?