Demi Lovato is confident. The pop singer has shared an empowering photograph of herself emerging from the ocean in a swimsuit, without any touch-ups or airbrushing.
“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited,” she says, acknowledging her cellulite. “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.”
The «Confident» singer recently took a break from social media after a spell in rehab. Now, she’s turning over a new leaf. “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.”
The photo, which can be seen below, is blowing up on social media. “Demi Lovato is the shit,” tweeted Scooter Braun, who became her manager in May. “She is amazing. That’s the tweet. Bravo. Deal with it.”
Demi Lovato is the shit. She is amazing. That’s the tweet. Bravo. Deal with it 😁
— Scott “Scooter” Braun (@scooterbraun) September 6, 2019
The Grammy-nominated artist has a bulging schedule of small-screen appearances, including an upcoming appearance on NBC’s Will & Grace and a character in Netflix’s comedy Eurovision.
“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,» she writes, «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!”
Lovato also updated her followers with her work in the recording studio, teasing an “anthem” that’s in the pipeline.
Check out Lovato’s Instagram below:
This article was originally published by: Billboard