This week, Selena Gomez announced her swimsuit collaboration with La'Mariette. In doing so, she modeled all of her designs in the collection.
Not only are all the pieces gorgeous, but Selena looked amazing in the photos. And fans have noticed something very special about the photos. Selena did not photoshop her body in these photos, despite these swimsuits being a bit revealing.
Now I know this sounds kind of crazy, and not that big a deal, but it is.
Selena herself has said in an interview with Vogue that she struggled with her body image, that her weight fluctuates (like most normal people), and always wanted to hide her stomach. So these pictures are probably amazing for her.
They are also amazing for her fans. Her fans get to see someone embracing their natural body, and they don't have to feel pressure to look a certain way, which is unrealistic for some people.
For someone like me, who has struggled with her body image, specifically with showing her stomach, these photos were huge. I'll admit, when I first saw the photos, I thought they were gorgeous, except for her stomach. But I then caught myself, and looked at the photos more. And I realized that Selena Gomez has the same stomach, the same body as me. And I started liking the photos, and then I realized I loved the photos.
I feel like Selena has helped me to accept my body more. That I can show my stomach without being insecure about it. That I don't have to spend years trying to look like someone else. It makes me feel better that a celebrity has a body like mine.
So thank you, Selena Gomez.