After covering Time Magazine’s 100 issue, Beyonce released visuals for “Pretty Hurts” from her surprise self-entitled album. Beyonce uses a pageant theme to send a powerful message about the pain associated with a woman’s desire to be “pretty.”

Watch the video below as Beyonce demonstrates the pressures of being a woman trying to live up to society’s standards of beauty.

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