Demi Lovato Is Done Editing Their Bikini Photos After Years of Being 'Ashamed' of Their Body

The singer celebrated their #celluLIT in an Instagram post.

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Demi Lovato has dealt with their fair share of body image issues—but they've finally decided that enough is enough.

The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer took to Instagram to share that they will no longer be editing their bikini photos. "This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it's CelluLIT," they wrote.

Lovato explained that they are "literally sooooo tired" of feeling ashamed of their body. They even admitted to editing past bikini shots on their Instagram before posting them. "I hate that I did that, but it's the truth," they wrote. (

But now, they're starting a "new chapter" in their life, one that will be dedicated to being their most authentic self, rather than trying to live up to other people's standards, the singer explained. "So here's me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day," Lovato shared.

Lovato said they feel great about going back to work with a new and improved attitude. "It's such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself [of] a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon and whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet sh*t," they wrote.

While the singer said they're "not stoked" about their appearance, they're still appreciative of it. "Sometimes that's the best I can do," they wrote.

ICYDK, Lovato isn't the first celeb to put their "celluLIT" on full display on social media. In fact, the term recently made its debut as a hashtag, created by model Iskra Lawrence to remind women to feel proud of their bodies—flaws and all. That message has resonated with folks across Instagram, who've used the hashtag while sharing their own #celluLIT moments—Lovato being the latest to do so.

Since sharing their body-positive photo and empowering caption, several of Lovato's celebrity friends have taken to the comments section of their post to share their support.

"Yes yes yes," wrote Bebe Rexha.

"Showing us YOU is so incredibly beautiful," commented Ashley Graham, another major body-positivity advocate.

Even Hailey Bieber shared an all-caps "YES" followed by five flame emojis. "U LOOK INCREDIBLE," she added.

"TBH, I never thought I'd post these pics here," user @devonneroses wrote. "I never thought I'd be brave enough to share the second one anywhere. Demi has been inspiring me for so many years. I remember being so insecure about even wearing shorts. I'd ALWAYS wear pants to school (and trust me, living in Rio de Janeiro makes it really hard) because I'd always overthink it. But with Demi's help, I started thinking differently about how I looked [sic]."

"Who I really am," shared user @lovatolight. "Stretch marks and cellulite in that body that always held everything. Thank you for always inspiring me, I love you so much @ddlovato."

Lovato themself can't believe the positive responses they've received so far and hopes to continue inspiring women to #LoveMyShape.

"Literally shaking," they wrote on their Instagram Stories. "That was so hard for me to post. But wow blown away by the love and support. Let's be the change we want to see."

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