There’s nothing like National Bikini Day to leave you Googling ‘how to lose 20 pounds in 6 hours’. Though waves of teenage girls and Victoria’s Secret models took to Instagram July 5 to show off their perfectly toned abs and gazelle-like legs, there’s really only one photo we’re left talking about: Amy Schumer’s.
The actress and comedian snapped her own National Bikini Day photo (a day late, we might add) which features her untied top, sporty bottoms, sunglasses and black cap. She captioned the photo with the hashtag for “Where was my Paris Fashion Week invite?”.
But more important than her get-up, Schumer’s funny post highlights a natural body type we aren’t used to seeing on the ‘Gram, especially in a swimsuit! We’re conditioned to envy the staged, ‘perfect’ photos that rely on lighting, posing and filters, and we forget that these celebrities and bloggers have fat and cellulite just like us normals.
Schumer’s followers enjoyed her candidness and confidence, too. One wrote, “Oh no! A regular woman in a bikini! You look great.”
“Comforting bc my thighs look like that when I sit in the position and that gives me
“Dude you have no shame in your game at all. You're the best!” one fan praised her.
And looking back, this isn’t the first time Schumer has blessed her followers with bikini snaps or spoken out about her own body confidence.
The Trainwreck actress posted in a white one-piece for the cover of InStyle earlier this year and garnered some negative attention from South Shore Swimwear designer Dana Duggan.
“Come on now!
Schumer responded to the body shamer’s comment with a series of bikini shots on her Instagram story, concluding the series with “I feel great. No haters can f with my baseline.”
And in 2016, Schumer was cast to play Barbie in a live-action film, a decision that had the public divided, some fuming and others celebrating.
“Amy Schumer is way too fat to play Barbie. Maybe she could play 3 Barbies,” one hater wrote.
“Amy Schumer as Barbie? More of the elites plan to brainwash young girls into thinking being fat is ok. Guess what? Guys don’t like fat girls,” said another.
And just like the clap back queen she is, Schumer responded with another swimsuit photo of herself along with a fierce message that only solidifies our love for her.
"I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Where's the shame? It's not there. It's an illusion.”
"When I look in the mirror I know who I am. I'm a great friend, sister,
So if you’re ever feeling down about your body, just head over to Schumer’s Instagram, read some of her savage comebacks and slip into that swimsuit with confidence.