Demi Lovato is CELLULIT! 1
This photograph Demi posted of herself that shows her cellulite like it's no big thing--because it really is no big thing--is beautiful, but the caption she wrote to go with it is EVERYTHING. It reads:
"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 [expletive]. 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 🔥🔥🔥"
Chiquis Rivera is not trying to hide any of her cellu-liciousness. 2
She captioned this post, "Cellu-licious? Still feel fabulicious, girl! 🙋🏼♀️🥰." And there is no denying that she is indeed fabulicious.
Kourtney Kardashian has stretch marks, and she ain't ashamed. 3
Let's be real: The Kardashians clearly know their way around Photoshop and aren't all that shy about using it. That's why seeing Kourtney display her stretch marks is so refreshing. As far as we're concerned, she should never have them airbrushed away.
Sarah Hyland shows off her KUPA. 5
The Modern Family star performed with Jordan McGraw during the Teen Choice 2019 Awards while wearing a bodycon dress that didn't hide her cute belly pooch. That pooch is there because Sarah has had two kidney transplants, and it should be celebrated since it's a sign of procedures done to keep her alive. When she posted this photo, she thanked everyone who watched and the Teen Choice Awards, but her final thank you was the best. She wrote: "And a final thank you to my ever changing self confidence for making the decision to not wear spanx and let my KUPA (kidney upper pussy area) shine like the badass bitch she is."
Bella Thorne proudly showed off the tiny bit of cellulite on the back of her leg. 6
"I love our imperfections, I love to keep them, we can’t be perfect; what is perfect anyway? What is that? What is that to you? Because to me?" she wrote in the caption in July 2019. "Perfect is that mark of cellulite, perfect to me is being me and not editing me for your perception of me."
Kim Kardashian has been open with her struggle with psoriasis. 7
The reality star has been more open with sharing photos of her scars from the skin condition. She also launched her own KKW Beauty body makeup to help others conceal scars or imperfections.
Demi Lovato proudly professed her love for every inch of her body. 8
The entertainer vowed to be kinder to herself about her body image. She took to her Instagram story to share a series of photos and Boomerangs where she showed off her stretch marks, extra fat, cellulite, and lack of thigh gap, saying, "and yet I still love myself" after each one.
Chiquis Rivera is proud of her curves. 9
This was taken during her vacation in Costa Rica in 2015. "Pura vida," she wrote. The Mexican singer is all about working with what she's got.
Amy Schumer freely showed off her post-baby body. 11
While most women would probably not show off what their bodies look like after giving birth, the actress shared a photo of herself in just hospital underwear and a T-shirt five weeks postpartum. A new mom goes through a lot of challenges, and being ashamed of your body after creating a brand-new life shouldn't be one of them.
Salma Hayek isn't afraid to grow out her gray hairs. 12
It looks like Salma is embracing her gray hairs, and we couldn’t be prouder. Society puts a lot of pressure on women to look a certain way, so it’s admirable to see women who refuse to give in to old-school beauty standards. Plus, she looks awesome with her gray pelitos!
Ashley Graham is unapologetic about her cellulite. 13
"I work out. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in. And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite…and you shouldn’t be either. #beautybeyondsize #lovetheskinyourein," she captioned this photo on Instagram. Yes, girl!
Chrissy Teigen, mom to daughter Luna and son Miles, joked about her stretch marks on Snapchat. 14
The TV star wrote as a caption, "Lol my thighs have tributaries." She's all about embracing her body exactly the way that it is, and good for her!
Denise Bidot launched a self-love campaign in 2016, "No Wrong Way To Be a Woman." 15
The plus-size model showed off her stretch marks while looking fierce in a bikini, because she slays no matter what. After all, curves are beautiful.
Jessica Alba embraced her post-baby body. 16
In 2010, she told Self, "I'll take the stretch marks. I’ll take the sagging boobs. I’ll take the cellulite I can never get rid of."
In 2013, Mariah Carey dislocated her shoulder while on a video shoot. 18
She was left with a pretty bad scar on her elbow, but she shows it off with pride, because why not? Scars show us the things we've healed from!
Kylie Jenner suffered an accident while playing hide-and-seek with her sister when she was a kid. 19
"I love my scar," the beauty mogul has shared in the past. She shows it off all the time, and even in magazine photo shoots or campaign shoots she refuses to have it edited.
Alyssa Milano shared her love for stretch marks on 'The Talk.' 20
In 2015, the actress said, "I love my stretch marks. I have them on my boobs, on my ass, on my belly." Stretch marks come with the territory of living in a body that's constantly changing.
J.R. Martinez hit a land mine while serving in Iraq in 2004. 21
The actor suffered burns on more than 40% of his body. Now he visits wounded veterans as a motivational speaker and is proud of his appearance.
Nikki Bella underwent neck surgery for a herniated disc in 2016. 22
The pro wrestler had no issue with showing off her battle wound for the world to see. What she does for a living is not easy on the body, and it comes with its fair share of injuries.
Carolina Sandoval took a no-makeup selfie and is enjoying it to the fullest. 23
The Latina host, like many celebs these days, isn't afraid to show off a bare-faced selfie to Instagram. She's a natural beauty with nothing to hide!
Lady Gaga clapped back beautifully to haters who criticized her stomach during her Super Bowl performance in 2017. 25
"I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too," she wrote on Instagram. "No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions."
Hilary Duff couldn't care less about what people have to say about her cellulite. 26
The actress clapped back at body shamers, and her message was everything. "My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago," she wrote on Instagram in 2017. "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."
Tyra Banks is unbothered with having a little extra meat on her bones. 27
"Check the juicy muffintop on my back! #AssMaintainence #PerfectIsBoring," she captioned this image on Instagram back in 2012. She looks great to us!
Kelly Rowland quoted Kendrick Lamar to celebrate an unretouched photo of her body. 28
"B!T@H BE HUMBLE" -@KendrickLamar," the singer wrote on Instagram, referencing the song where Kendrick gives a shout-out to butts with stretch marks.