We thought we couldn’t love Demi Lovato any more but it turns out we were wrong. The popstar, who has always been very open and honest about her turbulent relationship with her body, took to Instagram to share an unedited bikini shot whilst on holiday in Bora Bora and we are SO here for it.
Clad in a teeny leopard print bikini, the popstar uploaded the empowering snap in attempt to be more “authentic” online. “This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited” she wrote of the image celebrating her curves. “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,” she continued. “I love me. And you should love you too!”
Celebrities flocked to Instagram to applaud Demi for her inspirational message. “You are beautiful the way you are. So proud of you,” wrote Victoria’s Secret model, Sara Sampaio. Demi’s manager, Scooter Braun, also said: “YOU did this. YOU. You are amazing. YOU are smart… you are beautiful… you are wonderful… you are brave… and you are kind. And I’m proud of YOU.” Ashley Graham, Sarah Hyland and Bebe Rexha also left praiseworthy comments under the image.
Demi has spoke openly about her battle with bulimia and body dysmorphia in the past, so it’s amazing to see her celebrating her gorgeous figure and offering some much needed realism online.
In the caption, she also revealed the very exciting news that she is back in the studio working on a new anthem and it’s quite frankly made our day.
Kudos to you, Demi! This is exactly the empowering content we all need in our lives.