Actor and singer Bella Thorne has stripped down to show fans that she's not perfect. Bella poses nude in Michael Schwartz images for GQ Mexico -- not for the appreciation of the male gaze -- but to promote body positivity and help to women see that they are crazy when comparing themselves to her. After all, look at all her flaws!!!
Thorne says she asked GQ Mexico to post some of her photos without retouching, so that she can promote her cause.
“Lemme tell you, I have insecurities about pretty much everything,” Throne wrote. “That’s natural and that’s human.”
“You might look at this photo and think, ‘Oh shush, Bella.’ But just know every time someone looks in the mirror, they simply don’t see what everyone else sees,” she added. “Know that it’s completely normal to feel insecure and it’s accepted.”
The Disney Channel alum went on to explain that she wished “everyone talked more about their insecurities so more people in the world could know they aren’t alone [and] that it’s okay.”
“As a public persona, you know naturally that every time you shoot with a magazine there is always small retouching. [Because] yeah, if they show my acne scars or a wrinkle in my forehead or my teeth aren’t perfectly white, people will look at the photo and say, ‘No she’s not perfect’ and usually most people don’t want the public trashing and I get it. But f— it, I’m here to tell you that’s right. I’m not F—— PERFECT. I’M A HUMAN BEING AND I’M REAL. So hip hop your asses over the fence and GET OVER IT.”
Now this is a great attitude about life and our insecurities, Bella. Am I the only one who feels a bit punked by this charade . . . ummmmm . . . public service editorial? She looks great, and strikes us like a woman who knows it.