A lot of former tomboys can say with great degree of certainty that childhood preference for monkey bars and sports rather than playhouse and dolls does not necessarily indicate the lack of s*xuality in adulthood.
Many icons of s*xiness and femininity of today used to be tomboys in their early childhood maybe until late teenage years. Some still have their tomboy outlook even as adults.
People often associate the term “tomboy” with girls who are as brave and athletic as their boys’ counterparts. Sometimes it is used as the umbrella term for all non-girlie things.
In many ways this is how the society teaches children about gender roles, and in the process restraints individual’s personal freedom or expressions.
In an ideal world, gender identity should not dictate your personality, interest, and profession.
A lot of female celebrities also were (or still are) tomboys. Instead or rejecting the label, they have embraced it and shown to the world that s*xy and tomboy can go hand-in-hand in harmony.
In today’s society, the characteristics often regarded as “tomboyish” have become attractive.
The confidence and independence you see in the following celebrities could be traced back from their tomboyish roots.
10 Mila Kunis
Esquire named her the S*xiest Woman Alive in 2012, and FHM gave her the same title the next year.
Despite such recognition from esteemed publications, Mila Kunis herself claimed she was a tomboy as a young girl. In her early childhood, she spent a lot of time with her older brother.
Growing up in a small town in Ukraine, where she basically played in the neighborhood all day long, the young Kunis was well-adapted to boy-like characteristics, yet now she is a prominent symbol of female s*xiness.
9 Alyssa Milano
The girl who played Samantha Micelli in Who’s the Boss was Alyssa Milano.
In the series, Micelli is a tomboyish daughter of Tony Micelli, although the character grew to be more feminine in later episodes. Over the course of eight seasons, the transformation was indeed quite apparent.
Samantha transitioned from active daughter with boy-like characteristics into a beautiful woman. Real-life Milano might not have been tomboy in real-life but her role as Micelli led viewers to think that she was.
Either way, she has grown into one of the best-looking female actors on TV.
8 Keira Knightley
British star Keira Knightley never put on a skirt until she was 14 years old. She didn’t even bother worrying about girly look when she made a television debut at a tender age of eight.
She is now better known as the female actor who portrayed Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
While Knightley has become more accustomed to red carpet these days, she still prefers comfortable men’s shirt than a skirt in the less glamour day-to-day life.
The first time Fergie joined Black Eyed Peas, she outright refused to wear a skirt. She confessed that it was a kind of edgy part of her life where she had no girly mood at all.
When Hey Mama came out, however, Fergie gave in and once again welcomed the feminine side of herself.
At the same time, the raw-edginess she had actually helped her land the gig with the group.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2006, Fergie admitted to having the balance between tomboyish and girly characteristics, which she liked.