‘Here is what a real woman looks like’: Pop star cheered for posting unfiltered bikini pic, as model flaunts 22 lb weight gain

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Screengrab of singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha … Credit: Health

Pop star singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha is finding plenty of support from those who appreciate her stance against body shaming. Those in the industry who want their celebs to be picture-perfect are not necessarily in the majority.

On Friday, she posted a bikini photo from her vacation in Puerto Rico, un-retouched, saying, “Here is what a real woman looks like.”

The 29-year-old does not have a lot to be physically ashamed of to begin with, but her sentiments hit a positive note with more than 8-million Instagram followers around the world.

She wrote: “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. Society can really fuck with you. Here is what a real woman looks like on Instagram without photoshop.”

Last week, according to Health, she denied that she had ever had any type of procedure after rumors swirled that her butt is fake. She said she thought that was funny. “I’ve never had my butt done. I’ve never had my nose done,” Rexha told the Health writer. “Actually, I have a deviated septum, and I keep getting sinus infections, and I’m scared to get that (fixed). I’m scared to go under the knife — I don’t want it to mess up my nose!”

“Ever since I was little, I’ve been thicker,” she said. “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. 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!'”

 

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@healthmagazine I’m so happy that my fat delicious ass was on the cover

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“I see pop stars who are super thin,” Rexha continued. “I could definitely get there. I’ve done it before, where I was 120-something pounds—and I was just miserable. I was always cold, never eating; I had no ass. Now I look at those pictures like, ‘Oh my God, I was so skinny.’ But I wouldn’t go back there. Even for this shoot … a lot of people would probably kill themselves working out. I’ve been not eating perfect or starving myself—I had chicken Parmesan the other night, Thai food the night before. I’ve just been enjoying my life. Then I was kind of bummed because I weighed myself. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, dammit, I gained, like, six pounds, and I have my Health shoot!’ But then I was like, ‘You know what, when will I ever be ready?’ That’s just nonsense. I think you have to do what’s best for you.”

Earlier this year, her proclivity for posing in various racy or risque outfits has gotten her into trouble with her father, she admitted. Watch the story in this Fox News video …

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“I think as a woman, I’m trying to be unapologetic and embrace my sexuality,” said Rexha. “In the beginning, it really came from feeling insecure about my body. I was never a size zero or a size two — which there is nothing wrong with that. Every body-type and shape should be celebrated because all body shapes are beautiful.”

Still another well-known 29-year-old, Australian bikini model Karina Irby is receiving kudos for embracing a healthier, more beautiful body after gaining 22 pounds in the last 9 years. See for yourself the transformation she shared in her Instagram account this week …

 

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NATURAL TRANSFORMATION. This morning Facebook notified me of a memory from 9 years ago. I was so shocked to see how tiny I used to be when I was a teenager! I remembered that as my body was maturing I was gaining weight, curves and more fake reasons to feel self conscious about my appearance. HELLO BOOBS, BUTT, HIP AND THIGHS ? I used to put so much pressure on myself to try and keep my teenager look but not only was it unhealthy, it just wasn’t in the cards for me. 54KGS to 64KGS and I’ve never felt better about myself mentally and physically. What I’m trying to say is stop being so hard on yourself. You’re body is beautiful and it’s keeping you alive! Worship the heck out of it! I wish I did sooner??

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Sometimes people suck. Fact. Today I was walking through a shopping centre wearing bike shorts to the knee and an oversized Tee. Legs exposed and not a care in the world. HOWEVER I couldn’t help but notice I was catching a lot of elderly people’s eyes. I think almost EVERY Nanna/Grandpa who walk pasted my watched my legs for a solid 10-20 seconds which grumpy shocked looks on their faces. I felt like I could read their minds. “Oh golly jeepers! Look at this young girls legs. What’s wrong with her?” Like, I know I’m a boss unicorn but calm down ? Im not going to lie. When I see it happening it does bum me out. Mainly because I’d NEVER stare at someone who looks different to make them feel self conscious or uncomfortable. Treat others how you wish to be treated. BUT it’s all good. I get it. I’m spotty this time of year! I’m not going loose sleep over it and neither should you. And honestly… today was HOT I’m not going to cover up to hide myself from a bunch of strangers judgmental eyes. ??

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Ah the female body does some crazy things! I was looking back at old pics today and found this one from 3 years ago. I had only been working out for around 6 months at the time. Fast forward to today and BAM! So much has changed! More muscle. More fat. More brains! I never had a vision goal I was trying to achieve. I just wanted to get healthier. Peaseeeee try and do the same. You’ll never look like another person no matter how hard you workout. We are all built differently and that’s a beautiful thing. Focus on being you’re own inspiration ? All my training is from @BIKINI.BODY.BURN Ps – I can’t wait for all the Instagram doctors to come out and claim I’m a manufactured robot?

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