Considering that Nicki Minaj has more than a dozen alter egos , it's hard to know when we're seeing the real her. Lately, however, it seems like the real Nicki -- or Onika Tanya Maraj, as it says on her birth certificate -- has been showing her face more often.
In a new cover shoot for Elle , the rapper literally shows her real face, wearing natural-looking makeup and neutrals instead of her usual technicolor drag. She looks fantastic -- even if she was scared to death during the actual shoot.
Wow! What a huge difference! What do you think of her "makeunder"?