Stacey Solomon hit back at body shamers on Instagram earlier this week, and now the 26-year-old has shared a powerful message about body image. The TV presenter opened up about the "crazy unrealistic idealism" surrounding women's bodies, before celebrating her own post-baby body.
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Stacey Solomon has penned a powerful essay about body shaming
"Now I've never been one to promote outright arrogance but loving your body has got to be one of the most important things to contribute to overall happiness," she wrote in a blog post titled I Love My Body for the Huffington Post UK. "I am so sick of people telling me the ideal weight is "X", the best boobs are "X", blah blah blah. The truth of the matter is perfection is subjective and individual."
No stranger to being in the spotlight, Stacey also spoke candidly about being scrutinised by the media, and explained that the use of airbrushing set unrealistic expectations for women about their own appearance.
Stacey hit back at critics earlier this week
"Skin, teeth, hair, weight, EVERYTHING is under the microscope," she wrote. "And I can assure you most of the people I've met in real life look far different to their glossy magazine shoot appearances."
She later added: "The reality is we have spots, stretch marks and muffin tops! Haha."
Stacey, who recently faced body critics while enjoying a day at the beach in a bikini, also took the time to address her body shamers and embrace her own figure.
The star was on a family holiday in Ibiza
"I have childbearing, breastfeeding breasts which to me are perfect as they’ve served such a wonderful purpose (what they were made for btw) and my sister has cute little perky boobies which to her are also perfect," she explained. "Thank goodness that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. And we need to start appreciating that WE are the beholders!
"We need to stop comparing individuals and start celebrating everybody’s differences. I am healthy and happy and ultimately that’s all that matters. I don’t wish for anymore than that."
Earlier this week, Stacey had hit back after critics commented on her figure while she enjoyed a holiday in Ibiza with her sons. The British beauty took to Instagram to share a snapshot of some of the comments, and quickly dismissed any negativity.
"I LOVE MY BODY," she wrote in a caption accompanying a snap of herself by the seaside. "My boobs are a result of being pregnant & breast feeding & I love them. I Am just as sexy!"