Selena Gomez consistently leverages her platform to advocate for body image and self-acceptance. In a recent Instagram post, the versatile singer offered a glimpse into her evolving relationship with her body through a series of photos.
Commencing her candid reflection with a throwback picture in a zebra bikini, Gomez acknowledged, “Today I realized I will never look like this again…” Subsequently, she shared a more recent image donning a black, high-waisted bikini bottom and a white tube-top bikini top. The accompanying caption conveyed a powerful message: “I’m not perfect, but I am proud to be who I am… Sometimes I forget it’s ok to be me.” These words underscore her commitment to promoting body positivity and self-love.
Addressing body shamers and online critics head-on, Gomez, in an April 2022 TikTok Stories video, declared, “I am perfect the way I am.” Following comments about her appearance after the 80th Golden Globes in January 2023, she playfully discussed her body on Instagram Live, involving her 9-year-old sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey.
In a March 2023 Instagram video shared by Rare Beauty, Gomez shared affirmations for her younger self, emphasizing self-appreciation and the importance of taking pride in one’s uniqueness.
Gomez’s journey with body image is intricately linked to her health journey, notably her battle with lupus. In a revealing November 2019 interview, she explained how lupus and the accompanying medication contribute to weight fluctuations. Despite these challenges, Gomez continues to navigate them with resilience and openness.