Warts and all! Celebs show off their flaws in candid Instagram posts

By Kirstin Buick
22 January 2016

These stars love their bodies, stretchmarks, scars and cellulite and all.

When seen on the box or big screen or gracing the pages of glossy magazines, most well-known personalities always look immaculate. Hair in place, make-up spotless and to-die-for bods – enough to leave the rest of us green with envy. This is exactly why it’s so refreshing to discover many well-known personalities are “ordinary” people who just like us also battle stretchmarks, have a sweet tooth, love make-up free days and end up with sweating bodies after their gym sessions.

Lady Gaga's always been a bit out-there, been she's breaking down barriers in more ways than one. The soon-to-be-married star Instagrammed a less-than-lovely snap of herself with the caption, "#bodyrevolution Proud at any size, because the inside is what really counts. Plus, it's all how you pose! Just ask the supermodels!"

That bruxism mouthguard life. #thegrindisreal

A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on

The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling revels in what makes her different from the traditional Tinseltowners -- including her mouth guard. Which actually looks kind of cute!

I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

Selena Gomez was the target of some nasty criticism over her body recently -- but she refused to buy into it. "I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove," she captioned a sun-dappled swimsuit snap.

Cape Town(yes cellulite!)

A photo posted by Lee-Ann Liebenberg (@leeann_liebenberg) on

The super-svelte model and mom of two toddlers has one of the sexiest figures in the business but she’s not embarrassed to show her cellulite. Lee-Ann Liebenberg shared this photo of herself on Lion’s Head in Cape Town and expressly confirmed in the caption, “yes, cellulite!”
Heading up the body confidence campaign for a while now is popstar Demi Lovato, who adores her curves.
She’s officially the most beautiful woman in the world, wearing the crown to prove it, but even lovely Rolene Strauss steps out of the gym rosy-cheeked like the rest of us.

I love my scar

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

The princess of reality TV is often called vain thanks to her vast store of selfies, but here Kylie Jenner shows a prominent scar is nothing to be embarrassed about.
On the sweaty front we also have actress Lena Dunham, who unashamedly bares all in the hit TV show Girls. She showed off the selfie to highlight that slimming down shouldn't be the only end goal for getting a workout -- it's about your mental health too.

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on

Singer John Legend’s model wife Chrissy Teigen isn’t the least bit shy about her stretchmarks and has no qualms about showing them off on Instagram.

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on

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