Check out the real Britney Spears, cellulite and all.

Say what you will about Britney Spears, but I gotta tell ya, she earned some of my respect back with this brave photo shoot reported by Daily Mail.  The 29 year old pop-star allowed her body to be photographed without airbrushing, showing cellulite, bruises and all.

“Imperfections” that can be clearly seen in the un-airbrushed shot include blemishes on her calf, her real-sized thighs and, if you look really closely, you can see her feet have dry skin on them.  The airbrushed pictures, however, tell a different story with a slimmed-down waist and flawless, skinny legs.

In the second picture, she is seen from the back – in the un-airbrushed shot she has areas of cellulite (just like the rest of us) on the back of her thighs, a tattoo on her lower back (sometimes called a ‘tramp stamp’) is clearly visible and her backside is not “perfect” as we are led to believe.

However, in the altered photo all signs of womanly-ness have been wiped out – and she appears to have a pert rear, unrealistically smooth skin, slimmer legs and the tattoo has vanished.

So what is the moral of this story? Will we snap ourselves into reality as more and more stars come out of the closet with their real bodies showing? Does this make you feel any better about your own body, cellulite and bruises?

I say yes! I say AMEN and bring more of these images of the Hollywood stars out front and center so we can keep pushing the needle in the direction of reality.
The reality of true beauty, pure womanly curves, shown in shapes and sizes we should be proud of.

About mamaV

Former Paris model providing advice for eating disorder sufferers who aspire to be thin, follow the proana lifestyle, and lack self esteem.
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5 Responses to Check out the real Britney Spears, cellulite and all.

  1. Pingback: Check out the real Britney Spears…cellulite and all. | Body Image … | Cellulite Get Rid Of

  2. .C. says:

    Dear MamaV,

    It seems like all of your posts lately have been duplicates of what you put on WATRD. I’m sort of sad, because I used to really enjoy looking at your blog, but now I don’t really see any point. The open forum does not work, and I can see the posts just as easily on the other site. I guess what I’m saying is, why do you keep this blog up? I’m not trying to bash you or anything, and I know it’s my choice whether I visit or not. I probably won’t come here anymore; it just makes me sad that a blog that really helped me a lot at one point has objectively speaking gone downhill. I wish there could be a change, but either way I wanted to let you know how I feel.


    • mamaV says:

      Hi C! I agree with you totally. Here is what I am struggling with:

      1) I switched the theme of the site and busted all sorts of features including the comments and forum! I believe I have it fixed but on never knows.

      2) I was cross posting because it was the only way to keep up with both blogs. I feel how you do– I miss mamaV on this side. Its different, the community is different. So, I have been video blogging a lot (got a web cam finally) so I going to be posting more videos. But still I know I need to get my fiesty posts back!!

      3) What should I be talking about? Hollywood ED related things, ED related topics, etc. but I feel like I am running out of things to talk about. One part is the community used to give me ideas just through commentary, and now that I had the site broken for so long I lost a lot of viewers ;(


  3. MamaV,

    Today is the first time I have visited your site. I have an “Exposed” post on EatingJourney and found you that way. I LOVE THIS BLOG! This post struck me totally because as a 30 year old woman with 2 daughters I should know (or always remember) that this type of thing happens in EVERY SINGLE magazine I read, but somehow I read OK! or USWeekly, or Shape or Fitness or People or WHATEVER and see the pictures of my favorite celebs and think…how much more can I work out to look like that??? It really bothers me that I am 30 years old, 5’5, 120lbs and STILL feel like I could look better. I know I could use to tone up because I do have soft spots that I don’t like a whole lot, but going on a restrictive diet seems like what gets “turned to” the most instead of simply making healthier choices and working out appropriately. I beat myself up a lot (in my head) about how much I ate last night or what I choose for lunch or for not working out one day and it’s a cycle that is hard to break, but does get easier the more I truly focus on my health and not my weight. Thank you for this blog and I will be a reader for life now!!

  4. Nats says:

    C, hun, how are you?? I hope you are ok!!
    I understand what you said, and ill be honest and say that I agree with you. I had the same thoughts and it is a shame, but how about we try and make it what it once was???? xxxxxxx

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