BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder – but a growing number of women aim to change that view with “honest” and unedited selfies.
Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan is the latest to show her true self, posting a series of pictures in her undies and telling fans of her decision not to retouch them.
Despite admitting that two pregnancies had left her feeling “self-conscious”, the 29-year-old said: “I’ve decided to stop editing my pictures to be a better role model to my daughters.”
Helen, who is mum to Matilda, four, and Deliliah, 23 months, says her boobs and stomach have changed after becoming a mum — but she is not going to hide that with Photoshopping.
And she is not the only celebrity embracing the body positive movement. Here, we look at stars who have decided to show their true beauty.
RAPPER Cardi, 27, struck a victory for body positivity when she showed the reality behind her bikini picture last month.
Posting two pictures, she admitted she “suck the s**t out of my stomach” in one before breathing out and showing her true curves in the other.
I’M A Celeb winner Scarlett, 29, dropped from size 16 to size 10 for her 2016 DVD Superslim Me. But she is comfortable with her curves.
Posting a picture from Iceland in February, she wrote: “I have boobs, hips and cellulite but am I gonna stop that from taking a photo and posting it for all to see . . . no!!
“Feeling brave (maybe it’s the Prosecco and fact I’m with the family).”
ACTRESS Helen looks gorgeous in this picture from last year.
But she is just as beautiful in these new, unedited pictures promoting a lingerie set for brand Pour Moi.
She said: “Me and Matilda were dancing around here.
“I want to teach her to love and feel confident in her own skin and that beauty is inside – and doing that by example.”
A KEEN supporter of the body confidence movement, the 30-year-old Loose Women presenter and mum of three told fans: “Just remember, when you’re looking at someone’s post or in a mag or poster you might not be looking at real-life images!
“I look better un-airbrushed in my opinion and love my natural lumps and bumps!”
AMERICAN pop star Demi is confident in her own skin.
The 27-year-old once told fans: “My body isn’t perfect, I’m not my fittest but this is me and I heart it.”
Demi has said she regrets editing holiday snaps in the past.
She posted this honest pic in September, writing: “Here’s me. Unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much.”
THE ex-Made In Chelsea and Celebrity Big Brother star has urged women not to compare themselves to the Victoria’s Secret lingerie models.
Ashley, 33 – who once suffered from body dysmorphia (a distorted view of how you look) – says: “Sexiness is not defined by the shape of our bodies, it’s a state of mind.”