Vicky Pattison got real about body image (Picture: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Vicky Pattison has been getting real about body image, pointing out how ‘misleading’ social media can be.
The Geordie Shore star, who recently hit out at trolls on Instagram, admitted that after scrolling through her own profile, she noticed a few too many ‘carefully curated glam shots’ for her liking, so balanced it out with some ‘reality’ shots.
One photo shows Vicky, 35, in her underwear, smiling in the bathroom mirror, while more show her tucked up into bed, with one snap also showing her stomach.
Vicky said: ‘I’d like to think I show both sides of the coin on my Instagram… but after a little flick through this morning I realised there were probably far too many carefully curated glam shots and fancy ads- so here is some of my reality- a reality that I am not only not ashamed of, but f**king proud of.
‘I am 35, I have wrinkles, cellulite, dimpled skin, tummy rolls, absolutely NO lips compared to everyone else on here it seems 😂🤦🏻♀️ and double chins… I have good angles and bad, I have good days and bad… and none of this makes me any less of a good person or less deserving of self love.’
Vicky went on: ‘Don’t get too hung up on the ‘perfect’ side of social media, don’t let those images effect how you see yourself and your self worth- because behind every single one of those glam shots were a million more like this… That society has tried to tell us are in some way less desirable but if you ask me, there’s far more beauty to be found in the real, in the raw… So be kind to yourself today and everyday for that matter [sic].
‘You are special, beautiful and deserving of love regardless of what clothes size you wear, whether your kitchen is tidy or whether your skin is perfectly smooth… ♥️
‘Don’t let Instagram and all of its bulls**t convince you otherwise.. Don’t let it change you- you’re YOU… and that is your super power 😂.’
Vicky and Ercan got engaged earlier this year (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Fans and friends have heaped praise on the star, with one commenting: ‘You have no idea how many girls you are helping by sharing this – here’s hoping they don’t have the same battles we have ❤️😘.’
‘I love this post 👏😍. Thank you for showing what women actually look like ☺️,’ another said.
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One more added: ‘Thank you for always being so real @vickypattison I needed this today! ❤️.’
Vicky’s no stranger to getting real about things with her fans, recently opening up about how she’s in ‘no rush’ to marry her fiance Ercan Ramadan.
She and Ercan got engaged in February in a dreamy Dubai proposal but Vicky explained her reasoning behind waiting a little bit for the wedding.
She told Metro.co.uk: ‘We haven’t started …read more