Stacey Solomon says she wants to celebrate her ‘muffin top, saggy boobs and stretch marks’

Video with positive body message has been viewed more than 220,000 times in a day

Rachael Revesz
Monday 07 August 2017 09:26
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Stacey Solomon on everything she loves about her body in body-positive holiday video

Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon has sparked a positive reaction online after posting a video of herself in a bikini and calling on everyone to celebrate their “society-labelled imperfections”.

In a post and video on Instagram, Ms Solomon described three things she said she loved about her body: her “muffin top, saggy boobs and stretch marks”.

She squeezed the sides of her body and lay on the floor to demonstrate the benefits of her so-called "muffin top".

“Not only are they insulating but who else can lie this comfortably on a stone floor without the help of these babies?” she said.

She also pulled out an ice pole and pair of sunglasses from under her breasts and said she no longer needed “a bag for anything on holiday”.

The former X Factor singer who previously posed with other Loose Women stars in swimwear as part of a body confidence campaign, showed her children drawing on her body and said her stretch marks “provide hours of entertainment for her children”.

She wrote a message to accompany the video for “everyone on holiday worrying about how they look”.

“You're all perfectly imperfect and unique and beautiful,” she said.

”I thought I'd make a little holiday video celebrating my society labelled 'imperfections' because actually I love them, they're part of me, and they have their uses!"

The Jump contestant said that if everyone shows off their insecurities "we will all start realising nobody escapes the world of perfection that we are all under pressure to keep up with".

The video has been viewed more than 220,000 times in less than 24 hours and has received thousands of likes and comments.

On the social media platform a user called mrs_t1985 wrote: “You are awesome and have a gorgeous body. I struggled accepting my body since having my son but we are all beautiful, whatever shape or size.”

Another user said: “I'll be showing it to my 10 year old daughter so your invaluable message will live on!”

kendricknicky added: “Good for you Stacey about time we saw what a real women looks like - a real inspiration.”

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