Demi Lovato has taken a stand after becoming “tired of being ashamed” of her body so has decided to share an unedited bikini photo on Instagram… and we love it!
The Sorry Not Sorry singer shared a photo of herself from a holiday in Bora Bora back in May to her 73.5 million followers. She is seen posing in a pool with one of her legs raised, and let’s face it, she looks amazing.
She captioned the photo “it’s CELLULIT!!!!”, stating it was her “biggest fear” to share a photo like this.
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The pop star revealed she had edited photos in the past, including photos from the holiday she originally posted in May but hated that she felt like she had to do that.
“I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got”
She hopes fo this to be a “new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards”
“So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”
Demi through the years has ‘punished’ herself with gruelling exercise regimes and diets when having to work on TV shows or for her music videos.
“It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit”
“Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too!,” finished the singer before revealing the exciting news to fans that she is “working on an anthem”.
She also added, “Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too.”
Fans are more than happy to see Demi’s gorgeous unedited photos and are overjoyed the singer is back after the struggles she’s been through in previous years.
Back in July 2018, Demi was found unconscious at her Hollywood home by The Los Angeles Police Department.
She was treated with an anti-overdose drug called Naloxone before being rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA.
Demi revealed in a statement:
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.
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“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.”
“I am forever grateful for all your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this time.”
She promised, “I will keep fighting.”