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'Invasive, unflattering, upsetting' - Jessica Wright hits back at body-shaming bikini photos

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Jessica Wright has spoken out on the topic of body shaming by filming herself in a bikini, to show a real representation of her healthy figure.

Flaunting her 'UK size 10' curves in a red and white bikini, the TOWIE star has proven that she still looks as lovely as ever despite some unflattering holiday pictures that surfaced recently.

In her post on Instagram, Jessica explained her motives for the video in a lengthy caption saying, 'This is a video I've taken this morning having woken up to once again more invasive, unflattering and upsetting photos of me during a private holiday where I felt completely comfortable around family and friends'.



She went on to stress the truly hurtful nature of body shaming, 'Body shaming is real. Not only are these photos hurtful but I feel they aren't a true representation of me and how I look right now'.

What's more, Jessica worries what kind of example negatively targeting healthy women is setting to younger girls, 'Life is for living and I'm doing exactly that. What kind of message are we sending out to women and young impressionable girls?!? I am by no means fat, I'm a UK size 10 yet I am being body shamed for putting on weight'.

The TOWIE star has been on holiday in LA with friends, which is where the 'invasive' photos were taken by paparazzi.

This is a video I've taken this morning having woken up to once again to more invasive, unflattering and upsetting photos of me during a private holiday where I felt completely comfortable around family and friends. I'm posting this video because I feel the need to address this head on. So yes I've had some very unkind pictures taken of me, yes it was in a horrendous light, and yes I was hoping for privacy. Everybody, male & female in crazy heat, harsh lighting, on the first couple of days of their holiday is susceptible to a bad photo. Sadly mine become public property for the world to see even when you think you're safe in a private hotel during some down time. This video is REAL, UNEDITED, NORMAL EVERY DAY LIGHTING and this is ME, flaws and all. Body shaming is real. Not only are these photos hurtful but I feel they aren't a true representation of me and how I look right now. Are they going to break me?.... Absolutely not. I've enjoyed my past year and yes i'll be the first to say I have put weight on, I have an extra couple of lbs I'd like to shift but I'm a normal girl and just like anyone my weight fluctuates especially during certain times of the month. I've been on holidays, I've had tonnes of cheat meals, I've had more vinos than normal, met amazing people & I wouldn't change a thing. Life is for living and I'm doing exactly that. What kind of message are we sending out to women and young impressionable girls?!? I am by no means fat, I'm a UK size 10 yet I am being body shamed for putting on weight. #EveryBODYisbeautiful

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Being caught off guard and comfortable with friends, the boutique owner feels the images were even more unfair, 'I've had some very unkind pictures taken of me, yes it was in a horrendous light, and yes I was hoping for privacy.

'Everybody, male & female in crazy heat, harsh lighting, on the first couple of days of their holiday is susceptible to a bad photo. Sadly mine become public property for the world to see even when you think you're safe in a private hotel during some down time'.

The reality TV star is determined not to feel down, telling fans 'Are they going to break me?.... Absolutely not' and has been praised by followers for standing up to critics.

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One fan wrote: 'There really are so many cruel people out there.enjoy life and live life how you want too your lovely the way you are xx' while another added: 'Go on jess..you are absolutely beautiful and a true inspiration..xx'

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