VICKY Pattison was applauded by fans tonight as she shared a very honest bikini snap from her kitchen.
The 33-year-old former Geordie Shore star sat on the worksurface with her oven in the background.
She told fans: "Bodies aren’t meant to be perfect... They’re meant to be REAL."
Vicky said: "This is just as cute little reminder for you all to: STOP COMPARING YOURSELVES TO STRANGERS ON THE INTERNET!!!! 😂🤦🏻♀️
"I truly believe that comparison is the thief of joy and I’ll tell you why.
"How many times have you been in a perfectly good mood; work is going well, your fella isn’t getting on your tits for a change, that dress you ordered from @asos has arrived and you look AMAZING in it and you’re FINALLY fitting in some you time and getting your nails done at the weekend!
"Absolute blinder! You’re feeling good, so you just decide to have a little scroll on Instagram and before you know it- you’re bombarded with a veritable smorgasbord of perceived perfection.
"You continue scrolling, god knows why at this point, it has become a form of torture, it’s almost self harm by now and all you see is filtered faces, smooth skin, slender bodies, fancy cars, expensive watches, picture perfect families and smiling couples. And just like that you feel rubbish again 🥺.
"I have done this countless times... Sat and idly scrolled through social media until I don’t like my body, hate my skin, don’t feel successful.. Til I just don’t feel good enough.
"And the sad thing is I’ve allowed something that isn’t even real to rob me of my very real good mood.
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"Learning to love ourselves is hard enough without letting a carefully curated glimpse into someone’s life set us back ♥️
"Don’t forget People post what they want you to see- their best angles, their best days, the best versions of themselves. But never compare a persons highlight reel to your behind the scenes footage.
"And just incase no one has told you today:
"- you’re doing great
"- you look amazing
"- No picture can make you feel inferior unless you let it- do not give an image on a tiny screen that much power
"- be kind to your body, it has just carried you through a global pandemic and you need to take pride in that
"- you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be
"- order the fries
"- oh and bodies aren’t meant to be perfect... They’re meant to be REAL😂😍💃🏻."
She concluded: "Sending nothing but love, light and a whole buttload of positive energy to you all ♥️