Ariella Nyssa, an Australian swimwear model, has made worldwide headlines for hitting back at haters on Instagram after she posted on her Instagram of her cellulite.
The 21-year-old Sydney model with over 170,000 followers on Instagram shared a series of body positive posts after trolls took an issue of some of her recent photoshop-free swimsuit snaps.
“I am sick to death of seeing people body shame girls on Instagram. To tell them they are not beautiful enough, questioning them as to why they are ‘flaunting’ their ‘flaws’. It’s time to make a change.” She wrote in one of her Instagram captions.
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I am sick to death of seeing people body shame girls on Instagram. To tell them they are not beautiful enough, questioning them as to why they are “flaunting” their “flaws”. It’s time to make a change. To show women and men that beauty is NOT an ideal. That beauty can not be measured to one standard. That all of us are in fact BEAUTIFUL. You don’t need to change for anyone. You don’t need to feel bad about showing a bit of cellulite or having rolls when you sit down. Or the girls who have to listen to family members and friends telling them to “eat a burger” or that they are “too skinny”. Body shaming is NOT okay. NOONE should feel like they aren’t enough. When you judge someone by their appearance, it doesn’t define them. It defines YOU. Your existence is not based upon how desirable people think you are. It’s based upon your unconditional and undying love for YOU. Be who you are. Love what you look like and don’t let anyone ever tell you anything different ❤️
Aussie model hits back at haters for body shaming her cellulite
Apparently, the model gets accusations of being ‘unhealthy’ or ‘lazy’ from body-shamers because she doesn’t photoshop out her cellulite. These attacks have led her to make unhealthy choices trying to get rid of it.
“I was so insecure about it and as a result, I made it my number one priority to tackle what most of society deems as an ‘unhealthy, unattractive flaw.’ During this time I cut out all foods that I loved, I ran and ran on a treadmill and only ever did cardio at the gym.” She says in another Instagram caption.
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| I receive many comments about my cellulite and cellulite in general. “Your ass looks like my balls”, you only have cellulite because you are lazy” “If you have cellulite that means you are unhealthy”. Years ago I hated my cellulite. I was so insecure about it and as a result I made it my number one priority to tackle what most of society deems as an “unhealthy, unattractive flaw”. During this time I cut out all foods that I loved, I ran and ran on a treadmill and only ever did cardio at the gym. Throughout this time I was constantly tired, my immune system was poor and my mental health and self worth were at an all time low. After years of trying different diets, starving myself and only doing cardio, I stopped and thought about what cellulite is. Why does it make me “unattractive”. And you know the conclusion I came too? IT DOESNT. Cellulite doesn’t make you any less beautiful. It isn’t a representation of your health and it DEFINITELY shouldn’t stop you from loving yourself. I go to the gym way more than I did, but now I only do weight training. I eat in moderation and I am the healthiest I’ve ever been both physically and mentally. And I STILL have cellulite ! A completely airbrushed and smooth body is nearly impossible to obtain and is not a representation of YOUR beauty. So here’s little old me and my cellulite once again to remind you of how rare and AMAZING our bodies are. Cellulite or not 🌸🌸🌸
Unfortunately, these choices and her drive to get rid of this flaw led to health issues that included tiredness, a poor immune system and her mental health and self-worth were at an all-time low.
That’s when she thought about what cellulite is and became at peace with having cellulite.
“IT DOESNT. Cellulite doesn’t make you any less beautiful. It isn’t a representation of your health and it DEFINITELY shouldn’t stop you from loving yourself.” She continued.
She is now celebrating what she used to see as her biggest flaw and she is never looking back. She says she is the healthiest and happiest she has ever been and is spreading the self-love and body love message!
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To love ones self is the beginning of a life long romance. It is not selfish to set aside time to work on loving yourself entirely. Loving your self enough to work on things in your life, to take care of your body. To be kind, to be patient, to be forgiving. Your kindness and compassion on the inside allows you to GLOW on the outside! Beauty is subjective. It’s in the eye of the beholder! To me, being beautiful is about being kind. It’s about loving everyone you come across and admitting to your mistakes so you can grow. Self love is not just about loving the OUTSIDE! It starts with loving who you are on the INSIDE! Love your humour, your personality, your kindness, your humility, your patience, your creativity, your intentions, your generosity. Love every single thing about your beautiful personality and don’t let anyone tell you different ❤️ p.s wearing @prettylittlething ! I’m obsessed with leopard at the moment 🐆🐆🐆
We want to applaud Ariella for showing that loving yourself is all about loving every part of you!
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