Health & Fitness

People are freaking out over Ashley Graham's cellulite photo

And loving her so hard.

By Anna Lewis
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When Ashley Graham posted an Instagram photo of her sitting on the beach while vacationing in the Philippines, people freaked out in the best possible way: Instead of body-shaming 28-year-old model for revealing her cellulite and stretch marks, they liked TF out of her photo.

While it's always nice to see that beautiful, successful, confident women have awkward angles, too, it's Ashley's caption that really resonated among her 3 million Instagram followers: "I work out. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I'm in. And I'm not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite... and you shouldn't be either," she wrote.

While some people missed the point ("I have the same problem as you, I eat healthy and do sport and I have cellulite," one commenter wrote), most applauded Ashley — who's been a proponent of body positivity for a while now — for her realness. "I needed to see this ," one person commented. "Ashley you don't know how much courage you give me. You are beautiful."

As if to prove women of all sizes can slay at any angle, Ashley posted a second photo of herself wearing the same bikini pictured above:

She's not the only celebrity to have promoted healthy (realistic) body image recently. Chrissy Teigen took to social media to share a photo of her stretch marks to prove that nobody's perfect. She captioned her snap, "Whatevs."

This is the second time Chrissy has shared a picture of her stretch marks on social media. Back in 2015 she uploaded a snap of her thighs and wrote: "Stretchies say hi."

She later explained she did it because she was worried that women are starting to forget "what normal people look like."

But as long as Ashley, Chrissy, and the rest of the body positive community continue to keep it real, that seems unlikely.

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