Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon has been praised on social media for sharing a video celebrating her “muffin top, saggy boobs and stretch marks”.
The former X Factor singer posted footage on Instagram in which she wears a white bikini and describes her body.
She said she was “celebrating her society labelled imperfections” which “tell a story of who we are”.
The post has attracted over 2,000 comments with users praising her “positive message to all women”.
In the video she starts by saying: “Three things I love about my bikini body.”
She went on to talk about her “muffin tops” and squeezed the sides of her body before lying on the floor.
“Not only are they insulating but who else can lie this comfortably on a stone floor without the help of these babies?” she added.
She said she also loves her “saggy boobs” because although “they may not be what looks the best” she no longer needs a “bag for anything on holiday”.
The footage shows the presenter pulling out an ice pole and a pair of sunglasses from under her breasts.
Solomon then points to her stretch marks and says she loves them because they “provide hours of entertainment for the children”.
The footage shows her children drawing on her body and she says: “Look at them, they’ve never been happier.”
She accompanied the video with a message addressed to “everyone on holiday worrying about how they look”.
“You’re all perfectly imperfect and unique and beautiful.
“I thought I’d make a little holiday video celebrating my society labelled ‘imperfections’ because actually I love them, they’re part of me, and they have their uses!”
Loose women star Saira Khan revealed how she is embracing her body ‘and all its flaws’ in a confident bikini picture.
The 47-year-old stripped down to a black and pink striped two piece as she posed for a photo while on a family holiday in Lake Garda, Italy.
Sharing the snap on Instagram, the mother-of-two explained how she now appreciates her ‘stretch marks, psoriasis and wobbly bits’ and no longer feels the need to compare herself to ‘other women with long legs, flat tummies and perfect skin’, adding: ‘It does make for a happier holiday’.
Taking to Instagram, Saira said that taking part in the body confidence campaign had given her the boost she needed to love herself.
The image was met with dozens of supportive comments from her 15,000 Instagram followers who praised her ‘amazing’ figure and confidence.
One wrote: ‘What flaws! You look amazing’. Another posted: ‘The thing about body flaws is only YOU see them. You look stunning.’
While it’s possible that men form their preferences based on societal cues and they’re just pawns in the same game that hurts us, as well, it doesn’t mean we need to hear any more about it. In fact, we should keep pushing for more diversity and representation — perhaps, as a byproduct, preferences will change. In the meantime, forget the studies. The body you have is great, just the way it is.