Gemma Collins has been praised by fans for encouraging others to ‘LOVE your body’, after posting an inspirational message to her Instagram page showing off her ‘#curvegame’ while on holiday in Portugal.
The TOWIE original has hit headlines for her fluctuating weight in the past, having lost two stone since last year and flaunting her curves on social media.
Now the 36-year-old star is speaking out against the ‘rib cage trend’ and has taken to Instagram to show off her ‘curve game’ in a low-cut swimming costume, while sunning herself in Portugal.
Gemma posted an image of herself striking a confident, hand-on-hip pose, donning a cross-over detail black swimming costume with a sunglasses and hat combination.
Next to her picture, Gemma wrote an empowering caption to her 384k followers. Asking them to be more body confident, she said to stay away from the ‘rib cage trend’ and to ‘just get your body’s out girls and enjoy your holiday’.
She wrote, ‘I can’t folllow this RIB CAGE trend what a load of 👀but I can follow my own ! EVERYTHING my MAMA gave me LOVE your body what the he’ll is the rib cage trend lol !!!! #portugal🇵🇹 #curvegamestrong’
‘just get your body’s out girls and enjoy your holiday ☀️ my hips don’t lie !’
The boutique owner referenced ‘picture perfect’ standards that women feel pressured by, saying ‘Lol it’s too stressful trying to be picture perfect be your OWN KIND OF PERFECT 👌’.
Followers praised Gemma for her empowering words, with many sharing their own stories and congratulating the star on how ‘fab’ she looks.
One Instagram user said, ‘Love the real woman in you, im not ashamed of my curves i have been a size 8/10/12/14/16 and i have more fun being size sexy 😘 #lovewhoyouare #celebratecurves’
Another remarked, ‘You look fab!! Sounds like a dangerous eating disorder trend!?? Great.. just what young girls need now days!! Not xxxxx’
A third agreed, ‘I absolutely agree! Everyone has their own insecurities no matter what size! I’m an 18/20 my friends an 8/10 and she hates bits about her body! We are all in the same boat girls! #getyourbodiesout’