Demi Lovato wants the world to know that is proud of her body and is no longer ashamed of her cellulite.
Taking to Instagram, the singer recently shared a photo of herself rocking a cheetah bikini while posing in a pool, showing off her unretouched body in all its glory.
The pop star conquered her “biggest fear” by not editing her latest bikini photo, which she confessed to doing in the past.
The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer revealed that she used to be “miserable” on “depriving” eating habits in the past, but not anymore.
“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!!” Demi captioned the post.
“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,” she continued.
Demi also admitted that she wasn’t always riding on a wave of body positivity.
“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!” she revealed.
Before making it clear that she is not stoked on her appearance but simply want to inspire other women, Demi further disclosed that she back in the studio working on a new track.
“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 🔥🔥🔥,” she wrote.
The “Sober” singer’s post has attracted positive comments from stars like Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus, Ruby Rose, Jenna Dewan, and James Charles.
Demi Lovato has previously battled eating disorders as a child. In a 2012 interview with Daily Mail, the actress admitted to “overeating” beginning at the age of eight, but body-shaming bullies led her to start “undereating” at the age of 12. In 2010, after turning 18, she reportedly checked into rehab for her drug and alcohol addictions.
After celebrating years of healthier eating habits and sobriety, Demi confessed she relapsed in her song “Sober,” released in June 2018. The following month, Demi was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home after a reported overdose. Following a scary hospitalization and reported return to rehab, Demi has bounced back and has been hitting the studio. In June, Demi revealed she’s working on a new album to follow up 2017’s “Tell Me You Love Me.”