Demi Lovato Boots Body Shaming With Unedited Bikini Photos

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.” 

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.

The singer then followed up with another pic on Sept. 15, writing, "No photoshop pls & thank u. Also big thanks to @izabelag4 & @maremareswimw for my new fav bikini... y’all know my thing for leopard print bikinis and now of course lime green."

Check out Lovato's Instagrams below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! 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. 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, 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! 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. -- #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT ------

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