Demi Lovato is getting real and raw about her body fears, and we love it! The 27-year-old singer shared one of her classically stunning bikini pics to Instagram, but she revealed that this time, she left it unedited to face her “biggest fear,” her cellulite.
“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited,” Demi started her post. “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.”
She went on to say that she doesn’t want to spend this new chapter of her life attempting to meet other people’s standards and would rather be “authentic to who I am.”
“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 continued. “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 sh*t.”
Demi, who has always been open about her insecurities, recently revealed she was getting back into acting with a guest appearance on Will & Grace‘s final season. She previously announced that she has been working on her seventh studio album and noted in her post that she’s currently in the studio working on an anthem. If she needs any ideas, we would totally be here for a jam about loving your body!
“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,” Demi wrote, finishing her post. “I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. 💗”