- Demi Lovato shared an unedited bikini pic to Instagram celebrating her cellulite.
- Demi says she wants to be "“authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards.”
If you’re looking to roll into the weekend on an inspiring note, Demi Lovato just shared a completely unedited bikini photo of herself and honestly, she looks incredible. Demi explained that she is “literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body,” saying that yes, her previous bikini photos from the same shoot were edited and that “I hate that I did that, but it’s the truth."
“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,” she said. “So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”
Demi added that this is her “raw” and “real,” and that it’s an amazing feeling to be back in TV/film and “not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon and whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit.”
Demi ended her post saying she’s “not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do” and seems thrilled by the positive response.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.