Even Kayla Itsines Has Stretch Marks
The BBG creator showed them off on Instagram, following in the footsteps of other body-positive stars.
Thanks to great lighting, filtering, and fancy editing tools, it can be easy to believe that celebrities and models are, quite literally, perfect. But not all is what it seems, especially on Instagram, which is why it’s so great when someone we love and admire shows off their “flaws”—and advises others to embrace their own as well.
That latest well-known lady to get real with her fans? Kayla Itsines, the fitness and wellness pro who created the much-loved Bikini Body Guide. “This one is for the ladies asking me if I have stretch marks anywhere,” she captured a photo of her hip area. “Yes I sure do...and if any of my friends or family are on here you know how much I love them!!”
Read on for more famous faces who are all about body positivity.
Even fitness pros have stretch marks, and Kayla Itsines—creator of the famous Bikini Body Guide—recently showed hers off via Instagram. While she admits they are just on her side at the moment, she predicts there will be more once she decides to have a baby—and doesn’t mind a bit!
Hey chicks!!! This one is for the ladies asking me if I have stretch marks anywhere, yes I sure do ????????..... and if any of my friends or family are on here you know how much I love them!! I am a woman, and I am proud to be one and have these marks! Some of us wont have any at all, some will have them just like me and others will be completely different. We all have them, mine are on the sides of my legs.... for now ???? I'm sure when I decide to have some babies, I'll get some more - but hey, #thisisme! My beautiful bubba will be so much more important than a few lines on my bod! ???? www.kaylaitsines.com/app
Chrissy Teigen is most definitely gorgeous, but she’s also pretty vocal about the fact that she’s human, too. The model has no problem tweeting out photos of her stretch marks and captioning it “Whatevs,” or calling those very same marks tributaries on Snapchat.
Another star who has embraced her stripes? Kelly Rowland, who shared a photo of her stretch marks with Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” lyrics.
Kylie often posts pictures of her leg scar, which she’s had since childhood. Even at the Golden Globes she didn’t try to hide it, and showed it off with a slit dress.
A week after giving birth to her son Shai, Peta posted a revealing selfie to Instagram, saying that not all women immediately shrink back to their pre-baby weight. It was refreshing and completely relatable, especially since so many stars emerge, slimmer than ever, mere days after giving birth—something that isn’t the case for most new moms.
Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth. I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant. Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most. The female body is incredible and resilient, but healing and strengthening take time. Now it's time for patience and hard work. Lots of love to all the new mamas out there on the journey. ???????????????? #yesihaveascrunchieinmyhair #shaiiswortheverypound
Ashley Graham is all for body positivity, and while her naked V magazine shoot is a tad NSFW, the photos and her journey toward self-acceptance are empowering.
Love the skin you're in. I discussed body love with @traceeellisross in this latest issue of @vmagazine ・・・ "I think I hit bottom around 18. I was disgusted with myself and told my mom I was coming home. And she told me, 'No, you’re not, because you told me that this was what you wanted and I know you’re supposed to do this. It doesn’t matter what you think about your body, because your body is supposed to change somebody’s life.'" @theashleygraham bares all to @traceeellisross in the link in our bio. Photographed by @mario_sorrenti, styled by @georgecortina for #V107, on stands now.
Aly said that boys used to make fun of her muscles, but guess who’s laughing now? The super strong, two-time Olympian!
Shoutout to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being "too strong". Thanks for forcing me to learn to love myself and my body. My muscular arms that were considered weird and gross when I was younger have made me one of the best gymnasts on the planet. Don't ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn't look. There is no such thing as a perfect body type. I love being a part of the #PerfectNever campaign. #GirlPower #Supporteachother