In a world where photoshopped photos are setting unrealistic goals for women to achieve, a couple of Australian influencers went real. And the reality of bikini is hotter than the photoshopped version.
Two Australian Instagram influencers showcased what real bikinis look like. With the relatable pictures, the two Instagram influencers earned bucket loads of praise from their followers.
In an age where everything is bling and silicone, posts like these keep our feet on the ground
Australian Instagram influencer Ariella Nyssa shared a bloated bikini post of herself. Another bikini babe, Karina Irby joined her as the two hit the pool for a photo shoot. It was not the candid colours that caught the Australian Instagram influencer’s followers eyes as much as it was their bloated tummies and how confidently they showed them off.
Their message was loud and clear: “NEWS FLASH: bloating is normal and just because I don’t have a six pack doesn’t mean I’m not beautiful.” The Australian Instagram influencer continued with a strong message owning her bikini, “You bloat, I bloat, EVERYBODY BLOATS! Don’t you dare feel inferior for it.”
Ariella Nyssa and Karina Irby were both by the poolside modeling for the latter’s swimwear brand Moana Bikinis. This is not the first time that the two Australian Instagram influencers have shown how the real bikinis look.
But that makes one wonder why are they sharing so many ‘bloating’ posts?
Why all the bloating?
While the Australian Instagram influencer, Ariella Nyssa, received a lot of appreciation for her recent ‘real’ bikini post, that was not always the case. Her followers were in love with her real body. A fan wrote, “So nice to see bodies like mine on my feed along with all the other unique and stunning bodies of other shapes and sizes.”
But in August Ariella Nyssa was instead a targetted with trolls. These trolls that criticised her body made her take a break from Instagram. The situation went ‘brutal‘ as she was bombarded with comments and personal messages that went too far.
“WHY IS SOCIAL MEDIA LIKE THIS. Why are brands trying to make us feel like crap if we don’t represent their ‘ideal’ interpretations of bodies,” the Australian Instagram influencer who has been real about bikini bodies said. “I actually cannot believe that this has gone on for so long and I’m so angry with myself for accepting this as the norm for years.”
She was finally heard and appreciated last week. And that’s a win for us all. Isn’t it?