Be true to yourself and admit it – at least once in your life you’ve stared at the mirror, wishing those stretch marks and cellulite would simply disappear. Well, most of us have, anyways.
We may want to believe that it’s not true, but the reality of life is that almost everyone of us has some of these so-called flaws. Fashion models, film stars, celebrities of every kind, even those we deem to be perfect. Newsflash – they aren’t. Some hide the cellulite and stretch marks, but more and more people start to accept them. This in turn aids in the introduction of a healthy discussion about the body as the natural phenomenon that it is. Here are some celebs we can call pioneers in acceptance:
1. Kelly Clarkson
“It’s horrible, they’ll show celebrities with cellulite and it’s like, ‘Of course celebrities have cellulite! We’re not fem-bots!'” she said.
Well said, Kelly! Hats down, all.
Source: Instagram | @kellyclarkson
2. Chrissy Teigen
Sharing your own on social media, noting that she doesn’t like them, but nonetheless accepts them as part of her. A hero in her own right.
Source: Instagram | @chrissyteigen
3. Ashley Graham
“I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in. And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite… and you shouldn’t be either,” she said on the subject of accepting our bodies as they are.
She tells is straight! What a positive attitude from a true guiding star for body acceptance!
Source: Instagram | @theashleygraham
4. Kim Kardashian
“I have cellulite. So what! I’ve never claimed to be perfect. It’s crazy anyone should assume that just because you’re in the spotlight, you’re flawless,” she said, adding that it is worth the cookies and ice cream. The truth here is self-evident, we could add.
Source: Instagram | @kimkardashian
5. Lena Dunham
“Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without Photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display,” said Dunham commenting on her Glamour cover, showing her thighs – definitely not ‘shopped’.
Source: Entertainment Tonight | Glamour
6. Cindy Crawford
“I have cellulite. I admit it. But sometimes I just say, ‘Screw it, I am going to wear a bikini,'” the acclaimed supermodel said.
Supermodel or not, everyone should be able to say that, no matter what.
Source: Instagram | @cindycrawford
7. Jessica Alba
“My breasts are saggy, I’ve got cellulite, my hips are bigger, but I love it,” commented the now mother of two in relation to body change since childbirth.
Alba is one of the most positive celebs if there there ever was one. Favorite of the many.
Source: Instagram | @jessicaalba
8. Sandra Bullock
“We all have cellulite. So do supermodels! I’ve been to the shows, and I go, ‘Stick figure has some cellulite!’ It’s nature. Without it, you’re not human,” she commented.
Sandra, despite always looking wonderful, is so down to earth and realistic?
9. Kate Winslet
“I look like the people that walk down the street. I don’t have perfect boobs, I don’t have zero cellulite — of course I don’t — and I’m curvy. If that is something that makes women feel empowered in any way, that’s great,” she commented in regard of her body.
Imagine that – Kate has cellulite and is not embarrassed? Why should she be – is the real question.
Source: IMDb | Ben Green | Broad Green Pictures
10. Demi Lovato
“Barbie should make dolls with cellulite!!! After all, around 95% of ALL women have it!!!” her tweet reads.
Demi Lovato – yes, we love her till our bones hurt.
Source: Instagram | @ddlovato
11. Amy Schumer
“I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love… And to not apologize,” she says.
Well said, Amy! Regardless of the state of our body, all of us need and deserve love. Every body different, and therefore beautiful.
Source: Instagram | @amyschumer
12. Blake Lively
“I obviously have plenty of imperfections on my body, but I’d rather have a little bit of cellulite and go do a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South,” she stated.
We agree. There is no such thing as perfect, so why stay away from grandma’s cookies? Not in this life, cellulite or no.
Source: Instagram | @blakelively
13. Amber Rose
“People have to realize that the supermodels we see represent five percent or three percent of women in the world. It’s not realistic. It’s very realistic to have cellulite and saggy boobs — it’s part of just being a human,” she puts it so perfectly and honestly.
Source: Instagram | @amberrose
14. Reese Witherspoon
“I have cellulite. I have stretch marks. My breasts aren’t what they were before breastfeeding two children,” she stated, commenting on her body after childbirth.
Always humble and down to earth, always a sweetheart like no other.
Source: Instagram | @reesewitherspoon
15. Kristen Bell
“I’ve had my cellulite circled… When I saw it I started to sweat, going, ‘Oh, my gosh, someone doesn’t like me.’ Then the more I looked at the pic, I thought, ‘I look great!’ I’m sorry for having human legs, made of muscle, skin and fat. Oops. Like I should be apologizing for that!” she said.
It should go without saying, but we’ll say it loud anyway: Women should never apologize for their bodies or for not being perfect, no matter what.
Source: Instagram | @kristenanniebell
16. Holly Madison
“I’ve always had a butt, and I want to keep it — cellulite and all. I’m not perfect, but I love my curves,” the famous Playboy model said on her figure. She is a real darling, exactly because of things like this, don’t you forget it.