Behind the scenes: meet the women of the Dove shoot
For us, real beauty is about real people. That’s why, to create our videos, we turned to you: the real experts. Women who have spent years discovering the secrets of their hair and skin, perfecting their routines, and picking their essentials. Women who know our products – women like you.
Here, go behind the scenes of our shoot, and discover a little bit more about the amazing women who brought life and beauty to our videos.
“I loved every minute of the Dove Video shoot because it was a world away from my daily duties of being a doctor covered in blood and other nasties! I went away realising that I need to spend more time on myself doing the things that make me happy, like making time for a long hot bath to trying out a new yoga class. In essence doing things that make me feel me again.” - Jacyntha
“Being a part of the Dove project helped me find my sparkle again after losing my wonderful Mum. It gave me a boost to my confidence and made me smile. It was a real privilege to have been chosen to be part of the Dove campaign that believes in real women and embracing our individual bodies. Life would be boring if we were all the same.” - Amanda
“It is such an honour to be able to join a team of such inspirational women globally! I feel that everyone has a story to tell and an experience to share, and if I can help to bring my own version to life with Dove, and help inspire women around the world to be better versions of themselves, then I am a happy lady.“ - Seema
“My favourite moment was when I was talking to the interviewer about body image, and how we should learn to love ourselves more. I got a bit emotional… then I looked around the room, and the crew were all teary eyed too! It's just great knowing everyone being filmed are normal, day to day, women - just like me. Really refreshing and something I love about Dove!” - Kim
“As we were preparing and filming it occurred to me how many amazing and beautiful women we were working with who are highly skilled in jobs which are in predominantly male led industries and who each had their own relationship to beauty, from early pregnancy discoveries on set, to sharing stories about motherhood, acceptance and strength - we supported one another and gained insight that I will keep with me always. Being able to choose a predominantly female crew to work with was very important to me and we also felt that it was completely right when working for Dove and promoting real women.” - Stella
“I was relaxed and felt good about sharing stories about beauty, which usually are quite personal and private. It made me feel more connected to the wider world of women. I've spent so many years feeling pretty undervalued, and irrelevant. The Dove shoot made me feel like my story was an important one. A mother's story of beauty and love of her girls is an important story of values being passed down the generations. ” - Anjali
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