6 times our favourite celebrities shared realistic body snaps

We love it when celebrities use their powers for good. By releasing realistic body photos - on their own accord - they remind us that famous faces are not always as 'perfect' as they seem.

It's been depressing us over here at Beaut when we see body-shamers attacking Kim Kardashian because of photos of her with cellulite. Why does everyone need an opinion on someone else's cellulite? It makes a nice change to see unpolished, realistic body photos of celebrities because let's face it, we all have our flaws. So instead of shaming them for being, well, normal, let's give them the praise they deserve for being braver than most. We've picked the best times celebrities showed the world their flaws - because it's no big deal.

  • Amy Schumer

Instead of letting her online body shamers get to her, Amy responded in the best way when she posted this photo of her in a swimming suit saying she loved her body because it's "happy and healthy". We love that she's using her platform to show that there's no shame in not looking a certain way.

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Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where's the shame? It's not there. It's an illusion. When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I'm a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making tv and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I'm fearless like you can be. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand. I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice. It's that kind of response that let's you know something's wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it. Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can't hear them because we are getting shit done. I am proud to lead by example. "I say if I'm beautiful, I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will" #thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo

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  • Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy was way ahead of the pack when she shared this in 2015. What looked like a simple photo of her legs showing off her stretch marks ended up encouraging hundreds of women to share their own #loveyourlines photos.

  • Pink

The singer and mum of two made a great point about women obsessing over the scales when she shared this Instagram post, she said: "Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? By 'regular standards' that makes me obese." She looks strong and healthy to us, it's so refreshing to hear a celebrity not focusing on dieting and numbers but actual fitness.

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  • Ashley Graham

The model recently said that sharing this photo was her proudest career moment. The beach photo shows the cellulite and stretch marks she has her legs, just like everyone else. We're so pleased to hear the positive response she got for sharing.

  • Anna Victoria

The fitness blogger and Instagram queen showed just how misleading photos can be when it comes to unrealistic body goals. Even if they're not digitally altered the right angle and lighting can make celebrities look incredible, but it's completely misleading. Like Anna says, everyone has their bad angles.

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Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time. And I love both photos equally. Good or bad angles don't change your worth ❤️ I recently came across an article talking about how one woman stated she refuses to accept her flaws, because she doesn't see them as flaws at all. I LOVED that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of! As I'm getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren't going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived (for 28 years so far :)) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal "flaws"? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it's happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels. So when you approach your journey, I want you to remember these things: I will not punish my body I will fuel it I will challenge it AND I will love it 💗💗💗 If you're following my page, you're a part of helping me spread this message and creating this movement - thank you. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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  • Amber Rose

The star took to Instagram to share a video of her in a swimsuit, proudly showing off her curves and the stretch marks that come with it. She shows that in no way does it take away from her sexiness - she stills look incredible!

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This post was originally published on April 27th 2017.

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