9 Stars Who Have Gotten Real About Body Positivity

9 Stars Who Have Gotten Real About Body Positivity

Self-love is the best love!

It’s so easy to compare your body to others you see on social media or IRL, and in a society that constantly pushes unrealistic beauty standards, it’s tough to remain positive about the way you look. But you’re not alone in feeling that way!

From Addison Rae to Zendaya, and more of our faves: these stars have used their platforms to open up about the importance of loving your body and the value in staying true to yourself.

1. Addison Rae
In April, the 19-year-old TikToking queen tweeted about how she deals with hurtful, body-shaming comments on social media. “It definitely hurts to see people on my fyp calling me ‘a whale’ and saying ‘she’s fat now,'” Addison shared, adding “I just want to encourage everyone who hears these things about themselves to love yourself…do NOT listen to these hurtful comments. You are perfect.”

 

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2. Lilia Buckingham
After facing online bullying and pressure to edit the way her body looks in social media posts, the 17-year-old “Influence” author spoke out about the importance of ignoring the negativity and loving yourself. In an interview with the Glass Camera, Lilia said that “It is definitely challenging for all teenagers on social media to completely love themselves because we’re all constantly looking for validation…I’ve had to learn that me loving myself was the most important thing, and being completely grounded in knowing who I am.” In collaboration with a few of her friends, she launched “Positively Social”, a foundation that promotes body positive, inclusive, and anti-bullying uses of social media.

 

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3. Zendaya
In an interview with Time Magazine, the Disney Channel alum got real about her own insecurities and the responsibility she has to use her platform to speak up against unfair beauty standards. “Now I’ve become a spokesperson for people and accepting yourself and loving yourself. Everyone has their insecurities…It’s easy for me to write a paragraph about body image and how we should all love ourselves. I don’t think that happens overnight…but I definitely think it can spark a change or be a piece to somebody’s puzzle,” she explained.

 

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4. Lili Reinhart
The “Riverdale” actress gave a powerful speech at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit, encouraging people to avoid getting caught up in fake beauty standards: “It’s unrealistic to think that your body or my body will ever look like anyone else’s. That’s not the way it’s supposed to be. We are all imperfectly beautiful.”

 

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5. Dove Cameron
This triple threat “Descendants” star has always been a big advocate for self-love and positivity. After battling anorexia early on in her career, Dove now focuses on using her platform to be as authentic as possible, especially to her fans on social media. In a recent interview, she shared, “I don’t want to be dishonest … As long as my life is happy and healthy, so is my worldview.”

 

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6. Joey King
The Kissing Booth” actress has found that practicing self-love is one of the most important aspects of her current lifestyle. In an interview , she explained: “Your inner beauty shines when you are emotionally and physically kind to yourself.” While it’s different for everybody, Joey’s discovered that eating healthy and exercising has helped her heal in the past. “It’s not about how you look – it’s about taking care of your body so you can be the best you,” she shared.

 

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7. Camila Cabello
Last summer, the former Fifth Harmony crooner took to Instagram to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of her hit single “Havana”, and was Camila met with body-shaming and criticism from cyber-bullies and trolls. In response, she posted an empowering message on her Story, reminding fans, “But the saddest part of young girls growing up in an airbrushed world is that they’re seeking a perfection that’s not real … We have a completely unrealistic view of a woman’s body. Girls, cellulite is normal. Fat is normal. It’s beautiful and natural.”

 

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8. Sabrina Carpenter
The actress and singer — who recently made her Broadway debut as Cady Heron in “Mean Girls” — opened up to MTV about the importance of individuality and not comparing yourself to others. In the interview, she said, “If I wasn’t five-foot, I wouldn’t be who I am! My size is a huge part of me. You just have to appreciate those kinds of things. So I wasn’t born with long legs – who cares. You just have to embrace it. Being body positive is really important to your overall happiness. It’s hard to see someone with a ‘perfect’ body and be like, ‘Why can’t I be like her?’ But that person was born to be who she is, and you’re born to be who you are.”

 

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9. Raven Symone
The “Raven’s Home” star always keeps it real. In this interview, she opened up about how the industry has changed since she started acting as a child. “I remember people would be like, ‘You can’t eat that. You’re getting fat!’ I’m like, ‘I’m 7! I’m hungry!’…I love embracing your body…We didn’t have it enough last time and I guess that’s what the past is for — to make sure the present is what it needs to be.” Returning to Disney Channel to star in “Raven’s Home” allows her to be her honest self, living in the body that she feels the happiest and healthiest in. You go, girl!

 

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It’s not always easy, but these stars prove that embracing your body is a big contributor to living a happy, healthy life. Stay positive and love yourself!

In case you missed it, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio recently spoke up about how they deal with harmful comments about their bodies.

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