Updated: May 24, 2021
These A-listers are celebrating the bodies they were born with and encouraging us to do the same.
The queen herself Ri Ri has shown us the real way of loving yourself through her beauty and fashion with her Fenty beauty brand and Savage X Fenty, a body-positive, size-inclusive approach to lingerie that empowers a diverse spectrum of women. Leading the way for all women to feel included, the multihyphenate is all about accepting and celebrating every type of body out there. Before that can happen, self-love has to come first and on own body image, she's come to terms with her fluctuating weight and has grown to love her curves just the way they are.
Quotes by Rihhana
"The minute you learn to love yourself you won't want to be anyone else"
Actress and singer Demi Lovato has long worked to push the conversation about body positivity and self-love. She has always been in the public in early age and has spoken out about suffering from eating disorders and how she’s arrived at a place of self-acceptance since. Lovato recently shared unedited bikini pics of herself on social media—something she used to consider her “biggest fear”—saying she’s no longer going to lie to herself about trying to have a body that meets other people’s standards, choosing to love and be grateful for the healthy body that she has.
Demi Lovato is one of the Celebrities that is always inspiring and encouraging others to love themselves to the fullest. I'm inspired by how she is using her platform by sharing stories on her Instagram about body positivity, in which she flaunted her cellulite, stretch marks, and other "imperfections."
Words from the queen herself
"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. 💗
Lili Reinhart’s character on Riverdale has always been real on the topic of body image and mental health. She's been honest on social media about struggling with her fluctuating weight and the criticism that she's faced for talking about her body image as a skinnier woman
"People told me I didn't have the right to talk about being self-conscious about my body, because I was skinny."
The actress was speaking at Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year Summit in New York on Sunday.
Lili also criticised the entertainment industry for rewarding and praising people for being thin.
"It felt unfair to think that I would never have an industry perfect body, just because I wasn't genetically built a certain way."
"Embracing your natural beauty does not exclude anyone. There is no fine print. You can be naturally beautiful with acne, scars, cellulite or curves."
"Remind yourself that this perfect world you see online or in magazines, in movies and on television are presented to you through many different filters.
"Do not set impossible goals of meeting those fake standards. It's unrealistic to think that your body or my body will ever look like anyone else's.
"That's not the way it's supposed to be. We are all imperfectly beautiful."
Lizzo is certainly not someone to shy away from speaking candidly on social media, which is just one of the many reasons why we love her. Just last month she posted an emotional TikTok video about the downsides of fame, and now she's taken to the app again to open up about having negative thoughts surrounding body image.
This isn't the first time Lizzo has spoken on the topic, with the star recently saying that she wants to move away from the body positive movement in order to try to be more "body-normative".
But in one of her latest TikToks the singer discussed how she still has negative thoughts about herself from time to time - and she reminded her followers that that is totally normal, too.
Lizzo captioned the candid video, writing, "A little tmi for ur fyp... for anyone who has these thoughts too I hope you have a better day tomorrow".
Speaking to the camera, she told her followers: "I came home and I took my clothes off to take a shower and I just started having all of these really negative thoughts about myself.
"Like, you know, 'What's wrong with me? Maybe everything, [and] all the mean things people say about me are true.' And, you know, 'Why am I so disgusting?' And [I was] hating my body."
izzo continued, explaining how it's not always possible to have positive thoughts, adding that everyone has negative thoughts about their body from time to time.
"Normally, I would have some positive thing to say to get me out of this, but I don't, and that's OK too," she explained. "I think these are normal [thoughts and feelings] and they happen to everybody, they happen to the best of us.
"I can only hope that it changes for the better. I know I'm beautiful, I just don't feel it. But, I know I'm gonna get through it."
It's so refreshing to see stars like Lizzo speaking so candidly about body image and, to be honest, we'll never get bored of hearing Lizzo's wisdom.
BY EMILY GULLA