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On May 17, Rexha shared a photo from the beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico showing her wearing a tiny red bikini with her right arm gripping a tree branch.
"I probably should of [Photoshopped] my stomach and made it look flat. I probably should of [Photoshopped] my legs to make them look thinner. I probably should of made myself look taller and Smoothed my legs. But I didn’t," Rexha wrote in the caption. "Society can really f– with you. Here is what a real woman looks like on Instagram without [Photoshop]."
The photo was widely praised, earning over 1 million likes and several comments from Rexha's famous Instagram followers.
"A REAL WOMAN W BAWDY," singer Lauren Jauregui wrote, adding a hand-clapping emoji.
"And she hotter than those fake thots," singer Symon added.
The 29-year-old Rexha, who served as a coach for The Voice's comeback stage in Season 16, has been open with her body image struggles in the past. During a recent interview with Health, she said her therapist suggested she walk around naked at home to build up confidence.
"Ever since I was little, I’ve been thicker,” Rexha wrote. “When I first got signed to one of my deals, my managers were like, ‘Are you ready to get into boot-camp shape?’ I was like, ‘Sure! What does that mean?’ They told me to lose 20 pounds, and it kind of messed me up."
She continued, "I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments — but I just started trying to be nice to myself and doing things every day. I walk around the house in just underwear and a bra. My therapist told me, ‘You should walk around naked; it helps.’ I’m like, ‘I can’t do that yet!'"
Rexha later said she does not want to be "skinny" again, noting she was "just miserable" when she was down to 120 pounds.
In April, Rexha also opened up about having bipolar disorder.
"For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick," she tweeted at the time. "Why I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn’t let me sleep, wouldn’t let me stop working or creating music. Now I know why."0comments
Rexha will soon be heading out on the Jonas Brothers' reunion tour, which kicks off in Wantagh, New York on June 14.
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