Most people have a stereotype about how beauty should like, so they reach for gyms to get their perfect summer body, but these women proved the internet that there is no stereotype for the bikini.
Getting into exercise is always a healthy habit and should always be encouraged, but are these goals really healthy?
Chelsea Duarte, also known as Cococurve in the list below, gave us her take. “A bikini body is usually a goal for most women and they differ vastly, as women are very happy being all different shapes and sizes,” she told Bored Panda. “Your conventional magazine airbrushed body is usually the first thought when trying to shape up for summer but that’s not desirable or achievable for all women. I have a plus size, large frame but my confidence in a bikini comes from within.”
“Growing up, I think every girl has body confidence issues but I told myself from a very young age to never hate myself. I always love whatever state my body forms to and respect myself. I don’t hate my body, I don’t give negativity the time of day. I can change if I want to but I’m happy the way I am. Young girls aren’t going to see me and want to aspire to be my size, but they may just learn to love and accept themselves sooner when they see someone like me doing it.”
The world of fashion is evolving, with a huge variety available in plus-size clothing and plus-size models are encouraging women to embrace their bodies.
Chelsea and these other women explain that skin conditions, stretch marks, and cellulite are all part of being human and nobody should feel the need to cover themselves for the sake of others.