‘Beautifully Flawed’ Ileana D’Cruz Shares Empowering Post About Self-Love & Acceptance

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Growing up, I always felt ‘ugly’ because of some stupid reason or the other. First, it was the huge mole on my hand then it was the pimples during my teen. I mean, somehow I always found some ‘flaw’ in my body that made me conscious about my existence. However, thankfully, when I saw a lot of perfect looking celebrities open up about their insecurities, it made me realize the importance of self-love and acceptance.

Recently, actress Ileana D’Cruz made a candid confession on social media about accepting and loving her body. Sharing a monochrome picture where she can be seen flaunting her body in a bikini, the ‘Raid’ actor listed all the body image issues she has had so far and how she has learned to accept herself. Ileana proudly revealed that she is ‘beautifully flawed’.

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She wrote: 

I’ve always worried about how I looked. I’ve worried my hips are too wide, my thighs too wobbly, my waist not narrow enough, my tummy not flat enough, my boobs not big enough, my butt too big, my arms too jiggly, nose not straight enough, lips not full enough…

I’ve worried that I’m not tall enough, not pretty enough, not funny enough, not smart enough, not “perfect” enough.

Not realizing I was never meant to be perfect. I was meant to be beautifully flawed. Different. Quirky. Unique. Every scar, every bump, every “flaw” just made me, me. My own kind of beautiful.

That’s why I’ve stopped. Stopped trying to conform to the world’s ideals of what’s meant to be beautiful. I’ve stopped trying so hard to fit in. Why should I?? When I was born to stand out.

Many people applauded Ileana’s honesty and called her beautiful the way she is: 

Have a look at her entire post:

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I’ve always worried about how I looked. I’ve worried my hips are too wide, my thighs too wobbly, my waist not narrow enough, my tummy not flat enough, my boobs not big enough, my butt too big, my arms too jiggly, nose not straight enough, lips not full enough….. I’ve worried that I’m not tall enough, not pretty enough, not funny enough, not smart enough, not “perfect” enough. Not realising I was never meant to be perfect. I was meant to be beautifully flawed. Different. Quirky. Unique. Every scar, every bump, every “flaw” just made me, me. My own kind of beautiful. That’s why I’ve stopped. Stopped trying to conform to the world’s ideals of what’s meant to be beautiful. I’ve stopped trying so hard to fit in. Why should I?? When I was born to stand out. #nophotoshop #nobs 📸 @colstonjulian

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Earlier Ileana had also spoken about the importance of mental health. Well, it’s always welcoming to see celebrities get real with their audience. Kudos to Ileana! After all, self-acceptance is the key to our happiness. You are beautiful!

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