While plenty of models and Instagram stars are striving to be thin enough to have a thigh gap, Demi Lovato is ditching next-to-impossible beauty standards in favor of full-body acceptance.
After all, she did sing a song called "Confident" so it makes sense. The pop star posted a picture on Instagram featuring her legs in a swimsuit, captioning the post: "I don't have a thigh gap and I'm still beautiful the way I am."
I don't have a thigh gap and I'm still beautiful the way I am. #recovery #selflove #EVERYbodyisbeautiful
1.1m Likes, 13.8k Comments - Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Instagram: "I don't have a thigh gap and I'm still beautiful the way I am. #recovery #selflove..."
We appreciate the refreshingly positive example, Demi. It's something to keep in mind next time you're bathed in fluorescent light in a dressing room, desperately trying to pick out a swimsuit.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.