Bebe Rexha doesn't just speak about body-positivity, she's all about living a body-positive life.
On Friday (May 17), the singer-songwriter shared a photo of her unretouched bikini body, which she said is what "a real woman looks like."
"I probably should of photoshopped my stomach and made it look flat. I probably should of photoshopped my legs to make them look thinner. I probably should of made myself look taller and Smoothed my legs. But I didn’t," she captioned a photo of her in a sexy red bikini while on vacation in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "Society can really f**k with you. Here is what a real woman looks like on Instagram without photoshop."
Earlier this month, the 29-year-old singer opened up about her struggles with her body image, telling Health magazine, "Ever since I was little, I’ve been thicker. When I first got signed to one of my deals, my managers were like, 'Are you ready to get into boot-camp shape?' I was like, 'Sure! What does that mean?' They told me to lose 20 pounds, and it kind of messed me up," she admitted. "I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments—but I just started trying to be nice to myself and doing things every day. I walk around the house in just underwear and a bra. My therapist told me, 'You should walk around naked; it helps.” I’m like, 'I can’t do that yet!' "
Bebe also opened up about how the pressure to look a certain way has affected her. "I see pop stars who are super thin. I could definitely get there. I’ve done it before, where I was 120-something pounds—and I was just miserable," she shared. "I was always cold, never eating; I had no a**. Now I look at those pictures like, 'Oh my God, I was so skinny.' But I wouldn’t go back there."
"Even for this shoot...a lot of people would probably kill themselves working out. I’ve been not eating perfect or starving myself—I had chicken Parmesan the other night, Thai food the night before. I’ve just been enjoying my life," she continued. "Then I was kind of bummed because I weighed myself. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, dammit, I gained, like, six pounds, and I have my Health shoot!' But then I was like, 'You know what, when will I ever be ready?' That’s just nonsense. I think you have to do what’s best for you."
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