While it doesn’t exactly come as a shock – newsflash: women get stretch marks on their boobs and there is nothing wrong with that – it is refreshing to see a celebrity with such a huge following showing off her stretch marks; something which, thanks to society’s impossible beauty standards, are often seen as a ‘flaw’.
If you’ve been keeping up (sorry) with Kylie Jenner’s Instagram lately, you’ll have noticed that she’s pretty much been living in a bikini. Oh, to be spending lockdown by a pool in the Cali sunshine.
But the eagle-eyed amongst you may also have noticed that in one of the selfies she shared to her Insta, the stretch marks on her boobs are clearly visible.
Fans took to social media to praise Kylie, with such comments as: “If Kylie has stretch marks and is still rocking it, why can’t we accept that on ourselves?” and “Kylie Jenner has stretch marks on her boobies, and idk why but this makes me feel like it’s okay that I too have stretch marks”.
Kylie Jenner has stretch marks on her boobies, and idk why but this makes me feel like it’s okay that I too have stretch marks
– ? (@mystic_lee) May 12, 2020
It’s not the first time Kylie has been praised for body positivity and embracing her so-called ‘imperfections’. She’s previously been open about the scar on her leg – which she got as a child playing hide and seek with sister Kendall – even sharing a close-up snap on Instagram, commenting: “I love my scar.”
The 22-year-old also spoke candidly about the change to her body including stretch marks – shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Stormi Webster, in 2018.
“I feel like people think that I bounced back super fast, which I guess I did… but my boobs are definitely three times the size which bothers me, I have stretch marks on my boobs, my stomach isn’t the same, my waist isn’t the same, my butt’s bigger, my thighs are bigger.”
‘You know what? I am a strong woman, I’m gonna own it!’ Ava Max on feeling empowered through her music
In an interview with GLAMOUR’S Entertainment Director Josh Smith during our new Happy Hour – our weekly Instagram Live chat show which airs on @glamouruk every Tuesday at 7pm – the 26-year-old singer revealed true meaning behind the hit tune.
When we asked for her inspiration behind the song, she said: “That track is really all about queens taking back their throne, and knowing that we are the ones who no one can mess with. That’s really what I wanted to show in the video.”
Despite the massive success of her debut single, the insanely catchy Sweet But Pyscho which was Number 1 on the Official UK Charts for an ENTIRE MONTH and hit the top spot in 14 countries, Ava revealed that, at first, she was still uncomfortable during filming.
“Everyone’s like, ‘Was that the only treatment you had in mind for the video?’ But for me it was, like, yeah that was, because I wanted it to show celebration – I wanted it to show strong in my body, that’s why I was in that nude suit, which at first I was so uncomfortable with but then I’m like, ‘You know what? I am a strong woman, I’m gonna own it.'” Yas, queen!
“It definitely took me out of my comfort zone a little, but made me feel very empowered and I’m really excited with how that video turned out,” she added. We are so here for her honesty.
The importance of loving yourself is a key message throughout Ava’s music. Back when we spoke to her at the GLAMOUR Beauty Festival 2019, she talked about her single So Am I: “It’s about being different, being an outcast and loving yourself for who you are even if you don’t look like someone else and you have a different background. It’s important to embrace that sense of difference.”