Chrissy Teigen and Other Celebrities Who Embrace Their ‘Flaws’ on Instagram
Celebrities are only human — even if the entertainment industry wants us to think otherwise. Hollywood may paint celebrities as all-perfect beings, but many have taken to social media to prove they really are like us.
From Chrissy Teigen to Ashley Graham, these famous women have used Instagram to embrace their “flaws.” Hopefully, their positive attitudes will encourage their followers to do the same.
As potentially the most candid celebrity on social media, Chrissy Teigen isn’t afraid to get real about her own body. She once shared a photo of her legs crossed, featuring her bruises and stretch marks. Her caption read, “Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!”
Teigen later appeared on The Meredith Vieira Show, where she discussed her viral photo. “I think we forget what normal people look like now,” she said. “The standards are ridiculously high. People aren’t just smoothing their skin anymore, they’re changing the shape of their body. Nobody can compare to that.”
Demi Lovato struggled with body image issues and an eating disorder for years, but now, she’s all about letting go and loving her body the way it is. In early January 2018, Lovato welcomed the new year by radiating with body positivity in a swimsuit selfie on Instagram. Her caption not only showed her own confidence, but inspired her followers to feel the same way about themselves:
So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism. Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life.
Even America’s Next Top Model leading lady Tyra Banks thinks “perfect is boring.” She shared an image of herself with her shirt tied up, featuring the caption, “Check the juicy muffintop on my back! #AssMaintainence #PerfectIsBoring.”
I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages. I'm enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share 'celeb flaws' – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I'm turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, lets be proud of what we've got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed. You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. #kissmyass ✌
In 2017, Hilary Duff shared a photo of herself holding her son, Luca. While rocking a swimsuit with her backside to the camera, she embraced her own “flaws” before the media could. She shared in inspiring message in her Instagram caption:
I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages. I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share “celeb flaws” — well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed.
Model Ashley Graham has totally changed the game when it comes to body positivity. She’s on a mission to erase the stigma that surrounds what “plus size” means, and proves that curvy ladies can be models, too. She shared a photo of herself on Instagram with her cellulite on full display, with a caption that would inspire anyone.
“I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in,” she wrote. “And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite.. and you shouldn’t be either. #beautybeyondsize #lovetheskinyourein.”