We’ve all been there: on the beach, taking group photos, only to realize that our cellulite is prominently featured in every image. Cue the cropping. Or … don’t. That’s what British curvy model Sophie Turner says. The body-positivity advocate posted a photo of herself that most of us would never have the guts to, and we love her for it.
The image is of Turner posing in underwear and a white crop top. Nothing in the image is Photoshopped or edited; instead she shows her gorgeous natural body — cellulite and all — to her 257,000 followers. “I done a photoshoot yesterday And these are some behind the scenes pictures,” the blond beauty began the Instagram caption. “I was angry when I seen this pic because Of my cellulite.” She said her cellulite was on her mind, but argues that it shouldn’t have been. “I am more than #cellulite I am more than the #bellyrolls and the #backfat and #celluliteisnormal !!” she proclaimed. “It’s natural for us ladies to have cellulite and we need to stop seeing it as disgusting or ugly. Yes we all want smooth skin but we also need to accept reality!”
She revealed that she’s had cellulite since she was a kid. “I’ve had cellulite since I was about 12 which is normal. After living with something for a decade it’s all apart of being me!” Turner admitted that she didn’t always feel confident with these imperfections, but that’s just called being human. “I’m still learning to love it and not hate it- it’s a slow road to #selflove but it’s the best thing you can do for your confidence and mental health.” Clearly, other people already love her cellulite, as the post has 12,000 likes.
Turner joins a long and impressive list of people attempting to normalize and embrace cellulite. Last year model Ashley Graham revealed that someone once called her thighs “cellulite city,” but that hasn’t stopped her from flaunting them. “I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite.. and you shouldn’t be either,” she once captioned a photo of her dimpled thigh.
Plus-size model Charli Howard shared a cellulite snap on Instagram in April. “It’s interesting how [cellulite], something so natural to women, can feel so unnatural at the same time,” Howard told Yahoo Beauty. “We’re not used to seeing public images like this, despite the fact that more than 90 percent of women have cellulite. But if it makes one woman feel good about herself, then I know I made the right decision in posting it!” Amy Schumer is also on a mission to spread cellulite love. A few years ago she told Glamour, “I think it’s good to see somebody saying: I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love.”
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