“You’re being true to who you are and how you look,” the award-winning journalist says of stripping down to her bare skin for this year’s powerful photo shoot
“Are you out of your mind? Hell no,” the award-winning journalist remembers. But after some thought, the 64-year-old star decided, “Why not?”, and stripped down to her natural, makeup-free self.
“Doing a shoot without makeup, makes you feel both liberated and vulnerable,” Couric tells PEOPLE. “You feel great because you’re being true to who you are and how you look. It’s a huge dose of reality! On the other hand, let’s face it, people feel prettier when they have some makeup on that enhances their features. So I think doing a shoot like this requires a lot of trust.”