Entertainment

Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon strips off for before-and-after airbrushed bikini snaps


Stacey Solomon joined her Loose Women co-stars in stripping down to bare their true form on Monday, as they revived the ITV show’s Body Stories.

The mother-of-three, 31, who had previously taken part in the campaign back in 2017, signed up for the latest initiative to highlight the pitfalls of airbrushing photos. 

Posing in a black bikini, the TV personality looked sensational in her natural form, before her image was tweaked to add a more tanned hue and shrink her waistline.

Stacey Solomon joined her Loose Women co-stars in stripping down to bare their true form on Monday, as they revived the ITV show’s Body Stories.

The svelte star’s hips and thighs were also reduced in the retouching process, during which her skin was smoothed out and her hair given a bold red makeover.

However, Stacey – who is engaged to actor Joe Swash, 39 – was less than impressed with the finished result, insisting that she likes to see herself just as she is.

Mother to sons Zachary, 13,  Leighton, nine, and Rex, who turns two this week, she shared a refreshing attitude to body image as she discussed the snaps.

She said: ‘I loved doing Body Stories the first time and I was so excited to do it again. My body’s completely different, I’ve had another child since then.

UNEDITED! Show stars (L-R) Linda Robson, Jane Moore, Frankie Bridge, Kelle Bryan, Nadia Sawalha, Brenda Edwards, Kaye Adams, Stacey Solomon, Denise Welch and Coleen Nolan

UNEDITED! Show stars (L-R) Linda Robson, Jane Moore, Frankie Bridge, Kelle Bryan, Nadia Sawalha, Brenda Edwards, Kaye Adams, Stacey Solomon, Denise Welch and Coleen Nolan

EDITED: The stars were highlighting the perils of edited images, with the tweaked shots showing off wholly smoother complexions, nipped in figures and smoothed out skin

EDITED: The stars were highlighting the perils of edited images, with the tweaked shots showing off wholly smoother complexions, nipped in figures and smoothed out skin  

‘But I still have that picture hanging up in my dressing room, I love it, it makes me smile every time I look at it. 

‘I think every day you have to give yourself a bit of credit and say as many nice things to yourself as you would horrible. It’s about trying to flip it on its head.

‘I don’t think that for most people you’re 100 per cent confident all of the time. It’s a work in progress and every day you’re trying to convince yourself of the things that you are, rather than the things that you’re not.

‘We get really good at convincing ourselves about the bad things, so it’s about de-programming that mentality. 

‘If I thought a picture was a bit dark, I might brighten it up but I have not got the time to airbrush, slim things down, change the shape of things.

Pitfalls: The mother-of-three, 31, who had previously taken part in the campaign back in 2017, signed up for the latest initiative to highlight the pitfalls of airbrushing photos

Pitfalls: The mother-of-three, 31, who had previously taken part in the campaign back in 2017, signed up for the latest initiative to highlight the pitfalls of airbrushing photos 

Just the way you are: Stacey – who is engaged to actor Joe Swash, 39 – was less than impressed with the finished result, insisting that she likes to see herself just as she is

Just the way you are: Stacey – who is engaged to actor Joe Swash, 39 – was less than impressed with the finished result, insisting that she likes to see herself just as she is

‘Then also I’m going to go out in public and they’ll go, “Who are you? Looks nothing like you!”

‘I think it can be a real dark hole to go down if you’re constantly changing things and wanting to be different. We have to get into the schools at this point and learn how to create a positive feed online.

‘If you’re looking at something and just feeling crap about yourself, don’t look at it anymore. We’ve got to teach how to detox social media, how to find positive people to follow, how to deal with negative feedback and criticism.’

Stacey joined her co-stars Nadia Sawalha, Denise Welch, Coleen Nolan, Frankie Bridge, Linda Robson, Kelle Bryan, Kaye Adams, Brenda Edwards and Jane Moore in stripping down to swimwear for the shoot. 

Refreshing attitude: Mother to sons Zachary, 13, Leighton, nine, and Rex, who turns two this week, she shared a refreshing attitude to body image as she discussed the snaps

Refreshing attitude: Mother to sons Zachary, 13, Leighton, nine, and Rex, who turns two this week, she shared a refreshing attitude to body image as she discussed the snaps

Spot the difference: The Loose Women panellists each posed for their unedited, raw snaps which sat alongside the airbrushed shots

Spot the difference: The Loose Women panellists each posed for their unedited, raw snaps which sat alongside the airbrushed shots

The images of the stunning group were digitally manipulated to show how filters can change a shot and to help highlight the realities of social media images, four years on from the original campaign.

The Loose Women panellists each posed for their unedited, raw snaps which sat alongside the airbrushed shots. 

Research surrounding the project shows that 9 in 10 young women are editing their pictures, with many ‘depressed’ that they cannot live up to ideals.

Further research showed that a third of girls won’t post a selfie without a filter, while unrealistic standards of beauty have been found to be bad for mental health.

Elsewhere on the show, Stacey discussed another reality of life – the pressure to splash the cash on designer clothing over lower cost high street brands. 

Good to be back: Stacey said, 'I loved doing Body Stories the first time and I was so excited to do it again. My body's completely different, I've had another child since then'

Good to be back: Stacey said, ‘I loved doing Body Stories the first time and I was so excited to do it again. My body’s completely different, I’ve had another child since then’

When asked if she was a label lover, Stacey said: ‘It used to be when I was at school. It wasn’t top end designers, [but] there was definitely certain trainers you would be taken the mickey out of if you wore or didn’t wear.

‘There was these popper trousers that everyone had and it was my life goal to own a pair or popper trousers.

‘And they weren’t necessarily big designers but they were really expensive for us and they showed your status or how cool you were. I feel like it was much less pressure as an adult.’

Showing how her approach to the matter has developed since becoming a mother, she said: ‘There’ll be certain things that are non negotiable.

‘But there are some things I think you should save up [for]. I don’t want them to get taken the mickey out of. That sounds shallow and silly.’ 

Unattainable goals: Research surrounding the project shows that 9 in 10 young women are editing their pictures, with many 'depressed' that they cannot live up to ideals

Unattainable goals: Research surrounding the project shows that 9 in 10 young women are editing their pictures, with many ‘depressed’ that they cannot live up to ideals



Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button