Demi Lovato has received tons of praise on Instagram for being honest about how she heavily edited her holiday photos because she was ‘ashamed’ about the way she looks.
Demi has always been very vocal about her mental health problems. It’s known that over the years she has battled bulimia, self-harm, addiction and bipolar disorder. She has been to rehab on numerous occasions and in 2018 she almost lost her life due to a drug overdose.
Describing this as her ‘biggest fear’, she posted a natural, unedited and raw picture of herself and writes how she’s now ‘unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much’.
She says that she was even ‘terrified’ to eat cake on her birthday, opting instead for watermelon and whipped cream with candles!
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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 🔥🔥🔥
She ends by saying she hopes to inspire people to be more appreciative of their bodies.