Insta star gets real about the "perfect" body

Samantha Brodsky
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From Cosmopolitan UK

There is no "perfect" body - we know this by now. But even still, it's difficult to convince ourselves when social media tells us otherwise. Presenter, model and lifestyle blogger Chessie King is revealing the truth about the pictures on our feed: they're just an illusion.

King, 24, known for her sexy snaps and fitness advice, posted side-by-side images of her "bikini bod" earlier this month to show that the way you look drastically changes depending on angle and lighting - it's only after you make the right adjustments that you get a "flawless" shot.

King, who admits to struggling with body confidence in the past, stresses that no woman should be setting standards for herself based on what she sees because no one, not even an Instagram star, is free of imperfections. "I know I train consistently, I know I fuel myself well," King writes in the caption, " I know it's okay to let my belly out when I'm sitting down next to the pool."

She has shared similar images to illustrate the contrast between what we post and the unfiltered moments we tend to delete.

"You know what I LOVE about people sharing these photos on Instagram? They make ME feel normal & even more okay with not being perfect," King writes here. "The people that actually take their responsibility seriously & help educate you are the ones that should be taking over your newsfeed."

King even shows us how a few seconds on an editing app can manipulate your body.

She wants to be honest with her 231K followers about the reality: You're posting what you want people to see, when really, it's about feeling good and embracing all angles of yourself. Her images reminds us that in the end, the "perfect" body is just a facade.

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