This Instagram star's honest selfie has gone viral

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An Instagram star more usually known for her picture-perfect bikini shots accompanied by lengthy captions of fitness inspiration has had a different kind of selfie attract attention.

Beck Lomas, who has 156,000 followers on the photo-sharing platform, shared a picture of herself without make-up to highlight that “no one is completely perfect”, revealing how she doesn’t let her worries about her skin affect her self-esteem.

In the post, which you can read in full below, Lomas says: “Just because I'm not completely confident with my skin, doesn't mean I'm not a confident person. I've come a long way from the girl who used to cry every single night about the way her skin looked […]

“This post is just to show you all that you should be confident despite your little flaws. We all have things that kill our confidence a little sometimes, no one is completely perfect, and something that might seem like the end of the world for you, may go unnoticed by everyone else.”

She adds: “I just want to let you all know that you are beautiful EVEN if you have acne, or bacne, or cellulite, or your thighs touch or you've got stretch marks […] THESE are my imperfections, they make me sad sometimes but they're not who I am, and they aren't going to kill my confidence, so don't let your imperfections kill your confidence!”

Honest blogging could be a new avenue for Lomas, as she later posted a picture revealing just how much of a difference altering her posture and using a filter can make.

There's been something of a backlash to the cult of perfection on Instagram of late, with a model revealing last November how deciding to be realistic about her life lost her thousands of followers, and another quit altogether, citing the pressures of chasing likes.

Image: @becklomas


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Amy Swales

Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.