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Demi Lovato Posts Bikini Pic To Show Off Cellulite For Body Positivity: ‘This Is My Biggest Fear’

It’s no secret that singer and actress Demi Lovato has struggled with body image issues throughout her career. But on Thursday, the Grammy nominee posted an unedited bikini pic to Instagram, proudly displaying her cellulite—and inspiring millions of followers in the process.

“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!!” Lovato captioned the image, which shows her wearing a gorgeous leopard-print two-piece.

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This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited - and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. 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 when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while 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 & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. 🙏🏼🙌🏼🤷🏻‍♀️ also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. 💗 #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT 🔥🔥🔥

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The Disney Channel alum also confessed to publishing edited post-workout bikini shots earlier in the week, which have since been deleted from her Instagram.

“I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes, the other bikini pics were edited—and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me,” Lovato continued. “This is what I got.”

Lovato has repeatedly opened up about her struggle to overcome bulimia, telling American Way magazine in 2017 that she began binge-eating and purging when she was just 9 years old. She’s also spoken candidly about her drug and alcohol use, which culminated in a scary heroin overdose in 2018 that nearly took her life.

Following a successful stint in rehab, Lovato has returned to acting and is reportedly working on a new album.

“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,” Lovato wrote on Instagram. “It’s such a great feeling to be back in TV/film while 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 & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit.”

Lovato’s revealing Instagram bikini pic was met with overwhelming support from fellow celebs and fans alike.

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“Just so everyone’s clear … I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do,” Lovato concluded in her Instagram caption. “I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too.”

We’re pretty sure you succeeded, Demi. Congrats on your comeback!