You may, like most women out there, spend many a sleepless night worrying about cellulite, but not every lady does. Although we usually think of social media stars as people with perfectly toned bodies, there are incredibly influential women in the virtual world who don’t give a damn about those little dimples on their thighs and butts, and believe you shouldn’t either.
More and more of those models are using their platforms to proudly show off stretch marks and cellulite, empowering their followers to do the same and proving that so-called “imperfections” are perfectly normal.
UK model Sophie Turner recently shared a behind-the-scenes snapshot from a photo shoot she participated in. “I was angry when I seen [sic] this pic because Of [sic] my cellulite – It was on my mind but why should it?” she wrote. “I am more than #cellulite I am more than the #bellyrolls and the #backfat and #celluliteisnormal.”
The model stated her belief that cellulite is a natural part of a woman’s body, and revealed she has had it since she was 12 years old.
I done a photoshoot yesterday And these are some behind the scenes pictures – I was angry when I seen this pic because Of my cellulite – It was on my mind but why should it ? I am more than #cellulite I am more than the #bellyrolls and the #backfat and #celluliteisnormal !! It’s natural for us ladies to have cellulite and we need to stop seeing it as disgusting or ugly. Yes we all want smooth skin but we also need to accept reality! I’ve had cellulite since I was about 12 which is normal. After living with something for a decade it’s all apart of being me! And I’m still learning to love it and not hate it- it’s a slow road to #selflove but it’s the best thing you can do for your confidence and mental health 😊❤️
Supermodel Ashley Graham is another Instagram influencer notorious for celebrating her curves. Not afraid to draw attention to cellulite, a post from September shows her wearing just a bra, undies, and sneakers, with that little extra on her hips plainly in sight. “Me:princess_tone1: #sorrynotsorry,” she wrote.
Graham has been vocal about cellulite in the past and hasn’t been shy about showing it in her posts
Model and social media star Iskra Lawrence has also become famous for her body-positive posts. She even lovingly nicknamed her cellulite and stretch marks “lightning and tiger stripes.”
“Grateful I don’t hate my legs anymore grateful I see their strength and appreciate my bodies [sic] capabilities,” she wrote in a recent Instagram post. “Also I realize I’m highly privileged but damn I love seeing pap pics that aren’t retouched and some of those ⚡️⚡️ and :tiger::tiger: stripes:two_hearts:.”
The model has said she never Photoshops her own images since she wants all women to love and appreciate their bodies.
Grateful I don’t hate my legs anymore grateful I see their strength and appreciate my bodies capabilities. Also I realise I’m highly privileged but damn I love seeing pap pics that aren’t retouched and some of those ⚡️⚡️ and 🐯🐯 stripes💕 Because I don’t believe anyone needs retouching – why I don’t ever photoshop my own pics. —- Wearing @aerie swim suit & @americaneagle shorts #aeriereal
Style blogger Gabi Gregg is another famous internet personality who is not afraid to get real about body imperfections. Back in January, Gregg shared a video where her cellulite seems to “disappear” as she walks the runway.
“Reminder that cellulite is normal and nothing to be ashamed of (and also depends on lighting! You can literally see mine ‘disappear’ as I walk out of a shadow here),” she wrote.