#CelluLIT! Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Lizzo and more talk loving your body AS IS!
Demi Lovato had millions breathing a sigh of relief with a side of "YAAASSSS" when she posted this refreshingly honest Insta:
This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! 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. I want this 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. 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! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. 🙏🏼🙌🏼🤷🏻♀️ also. 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. 💗 #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT 🔥🔥🔥
Yep, Demi got real about cellulite, and she flipped the conversation by refusing to be embarrassed by a few thigh dimples. While Demi admitted that she has been self-conscious about her body before and even admitted to editing pics, she also made it clear that she's drawing a line in the sand: From now on, goodbye cellulite and hello #celluLIT!
Demi's not the only star who has spoken out about cellulite, weight shame and body image. Read on for other stars' inspiring words, and if you're feeling up for it, post your own #cellulit shot on Insta!
Lizzo: "I love normalizing the dimples in my butt"
This is one truth that definitely doesn't hurt! Singer Lizzo says that she's proud that other girls might look to her for body image inspiration. "I love normalizing the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks," she recently revealed. "I love normalizing my black-a** elbows. I think it's beautiful."
Taylor Swift: "I stopped hating every ounce of fat on my body"
For Taylor Swift, finding confidence was all about tweaking her perspective. "I learned to stop hating every ounce of fat on my body,” she said. “I worked hard to retrain my brain that a little extra weight means curves, shinier hair and more energy.”
Lili Reinhart: "You can be naturally beautiful with cellulite"
Lili Reinhart wants us all to make a pact: "Embracing your natural beauty does not exclude anyone There is no fine print. You can be naturally beautiful with acne or scars, cellulite or curves. So let’s celebrate each other, and ourselves, as we are, as we will be, and as we were meant to be. Unique. Imperfect. Beautiful. And so incredibly powerful."
What's your secret to boosting your body confidence?