The Miss Universe 2020 pageant is fast approaching, and Instagram is brimming with displays and discussions of polished beauty. While there's totally nothing wrong with developing an eye for glossy photoshoots and curated glam, our very own Miss Universe 2015 winner Pia Wurtzbach is here to remind us that natural, unedited bodies occupy just as much space.
On May 5, Pia posted a raw photo of herself in a striped bikini, showing off her stretch marks and cellulite.
Accompanying the photo was an empowering caption about loving the body you're in.
"We’re more than a number on a scale, a filter on Instagram, or the opinion of other people," she wrote. "[I] was a bit hesitant to post this pic 'cause I’ve been called so many names over the years, but you know what, this body has carried me through life, and I will honor it — cellulites, jiggles and all."
Take it from Pia herself: Unblurred, natural bodies are beautiful. And more than beautiful, they're valuable!
You go, Pia!
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