Bea Alonzo is not your usual celebrity who regularly posts bikini photos, and when she does, it's always taken either up close or from afar. In some shots, she's still somehow covered up by wearing a shirt over her bikini, a rash guard, and some of her photos even have her face covered.
In an Instagram post, Bea reasoned that this move was intentional; for the longest time, she felt insecure about her body. But now, she's realized that the only thing she needs to pull off a two-piece bikini is a boost of her self-esteem and a carefree attitude. Clad in a bright turquoise bikini, she writes, "Maybe, I should get rid of all my insecurities so I can live more. I want to forget about how I hated myself for being 'fat' in other people’s eyes and just remember the things that I love about my body."
Bea's changed perspective also includes the realization to love "the only body that [she's] blessed with" and gratefulness for the gift of health because she "[gets] to do the things that make [her] happy." She also calls on other women to "love themselves more, flaws and all." Bea concludes that the key to this level of self-confidence is to "work hard to better ourselves for us and not just so others could accept." Well said, Bea!