Demi Lovato shared an unedited photo on social media of her wearing a bikini to show off her body and cellulite. The singer explained that she is done being ashamed of her image and she wants to empower her fans.
"This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULITE!!!!" she began. "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," she continued.
"Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me," she wrote. "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. ?," Lovato concluded.