Remember when plus-sized model Ashley Graham posted that body-positive Instagram celebrating the cellulite on her leg?
“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.”
Graham is great at spreading self-love and body positivity, and she’s not alone! Model Gabbi Gregg, country singer Jessie James Decker, and others like Chrissy Teigen, Tyra Banks and Kelly Clarkson are right there alongside her, flaunting their "imperfections" to show that having a healthy body image doesn't mean sticking to society's unattainable standards.
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You know how people say #nofilter but you know there's a freakin' filter on their pic? Or maybe there's a smidge of retouching going on but they're lying and saying it's all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me. I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, "Naw, Ty. Show 'em the REAL you." So...here I am. Raw. And there YOU are...looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you're thinking, "Whoa, she looks ROUGH." And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal
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The America’s Next Top Model host has been a proponent of body positivity since the beginning, encouraging models and contestants on the show that their differences are what make them unique.
Not only is she super relatable in The Mindy Show, but she’s one of Hollywood’s funniest ladies in real life too.
"There's a whole list of things I would probably change about myself," she told Vogue. "For example, I'm always trying to lose 15 pounds. But I never need to be skinny. I don't want to be skinny. I'm constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don't beat myself up over it."
This girl has a big voice and an even bigger personality, so when people started talking about her "big nose," she simply didn’t care.
“How many managers told me, 'Get a nose job. You’re not pretty enough?' But I proved them wrong,” Michele told Harper's Bazaar.
She calls them her "snaggle teeth" or "snaggle fangs," but we just think they’re adorable. Turns out, she agrees.
“I love my snaggle fangs,” Dunst told Elle. “They give me character and character is sexy.”
This leading lady doesn’t put up with nasty comments about her stretch marks and cellulite!
"Even though some might consider them a flaw, I've learned to love my stretch marks. Pregnancy was the most incredible experience I've ever had. So I'll take the stretch marks. I'll take the cellulite I can never get rid of,” she told Babble.
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. 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. thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga
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She’s fierce, she’s beautiful and she’s not afraid to speak her mind — just another thing to add to the list of reasons we love her!
"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 after trolls said she looked chubby during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. "No matter who you are or what you do."
The always candid and outspoken Teigen is one of our favorite celebs for just that reason, and when she joked about her thighs having "tributaries" we loved her even more. Stretch marks don't discriminate, and either does postpartum depression, which Teigen also bravely spoke out about.