Katie Holmes praised for showing unedited stretch marks in bra and blazer
Instagram is very often a place where we want to showcase the very best versions of ourselves. And I'm not talking about playing around with the filters - I'm talking about feeling so pressured to get the likes that people resort to using editing apps to eliminate any flaws.
Being in the public eye, especially, it is understandable that certain celebrities will want to avoid any negative comments and trolls and edit out pimples, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
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However, as time has gone on, the more celebrities are praised for showcasing their real selves. For example, scroll through the comments section on Katie Holmes' recent photo and you'll find nothing but support and good thoughts.
The 40-year-old actress recently took to the social media site to share a picture of herself wearing a bra and blazer which taken behind-the-scenes during her shoot with Vogue Australia.
And in the second photo (swipe right >>), you can see a few stunning stretch marks unapologetically visible on her stomach.
Understandably, many of Holmes' 1.9 million Instagram followers took to the comments section to praise the star for embracing her natural body:
User iriagalvan typed: "Love how beautiful and natural you are with your body. You aren’t afraid to show your body exactly how it is".
And jenfletch commented: "So bold!! I love that you’re slightly showing the pregnancy warrior marks. You go girl!!!"
Instagrammer rebeccaespada added: "Stunning showing those beautiful pregnancy marks. Thank you♥️"
In a recent interview with Stellar Magazine, Holmes opened up about her close relationship with daughter Suri. She said: "I have a really close relationship with my mom and a close relationship with my daughter.
"I have taken advice from my mom in raising my daughter. I appreciate the bond that all of us have, and I appreciate more and more my own mother and the challenges she faced now that I’m a mom."
Holmes also opened up about the challenges of parenting and social media: "Every parent is challenged by social media and the Internet. I think, for me, it's just limiting the amount of time for myself and for my child. It's important to get out and live and not always be on your phone."