Brie Larson Shares Inspiring Pre-Glam Squad #TBT: 'I Wish I Saw Myself Then as I See Myself Now'

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We think Brie Larson looks gorgeous, with or without a glam squad!

The 26-year-old actress shared an inspiring message on Thursday, throwing it back to 2013 with a #TBT post from the Maui Film Festival. Wearing a simple, floral dress and minimal makeup, Larson appears fresh-faced with a shy smile for the camera.

"It shocked me to find this photo because I remember the day so well," she explained in her caption.

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"I was respected enough to be honored at the Maui Film Festival - but not known enough to have a stylist or 'glam squad.' I found this Madewell dress in my closet," she continued. "The most I knew how to do for grooming was pin half of [my hair] back and blink on a few coats of mascara."

The honor to which Larson is referring appears to be the "Rising Star Award Tribute," with which she was presented for her work on the indie films Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, and Don Jon, as well as supporting roles in high-profile productions like 21 Jump Street, Rampart, and Showtime's United States of Tara.

"Before we went to the ceremony, I felt flashes of embarrassment. I worried I was too fat, too ugly, too depressingly banal to be honored. I cringed to take photos," she continued her caption. "But today I see this moment and feel only love for myself. There is nothing wrong with this person. She is honest and beautiful and committed to showing up for this life. I wish I saw myself then as I see myself now.

"There is no need to waste your time working to be anything other than you," she added. "So hey, #TBT - thank you for the chance to honor all the hilarious ways we didn't know ourselves upon first meeting, and all the exciting new ways we get to know ourselves while we keep living."

Larson's inspiring message comes at what seems to be a high point in the star's professional and personal life. In February, the Room actress scored her first Academy Award nomination and win for the drama. She went on to show off her comedic side with a hosting stint on Saturday Night Live in May, and announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend, musician Alex Greenwald, that same month.

Larson even switched up her signature blonde locks for a bold new red cut around that same time! See her beautiful look in the player below.

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