Each and every summer, without fail, women’s magazines and style websites—yes, even this one—share new and improved ways to get glowing before hitting the beach. And while I certainly don’t condemn a girl’s choice to look sun-kissed—unless it involves dangerous tanning booths or time spent outdoors sans SPF, of course—I’m pretty darn proud of my own pale skin. I religiously apply an SPF 30 facial moisturizer every morning; whenever my weekend plans involve hours spent at the park or on the shore, I up that to SPF 55 and slather it on from head to toe. In short, I’d rather safeguard my fair complexion than look Brazilian bombshell-level bronzed. It’s a weird stance in these modern times, I know, but I’m sticking to it.
In Hollywood, however, it seems that I’m in good company. More and more these days, naturally pale celebs are choosing to embrace their snowy skin tones rather than succumb to the bronzed-beyond-belief look that much of America has deemed sexy. Don’t believe me? Click through above to peep 36 gorgeous stars who prove that pale is the new tan.