CHANELLE Hayes showed off her slimline figure in her sports bra and leggings – but warned fans not all was as it seemed.
Highlighting how social media allows and encourages people to edit their pictures to create a false impression of themselves, the Big Brother star, 34, showed how easily she could transform her own body.
Chanelle Hayes is shining a light on the damaging impact of social media filters Credit: Instagram
The Big Brother star showed how body image can be manipulated Credit: Instagram
In a before snap taken outside by her garden fence, Chanelle points to the stretchmarks on her tummy following her eight stone weight loss.
Beside it is another edited snap showing her stomach without any lines and noticeably more toned.
She wrote: “The power of technology these days is scary. Especially if you’re good at it (I, clearly, am not 😂).
“The ease at which we can alter our appearance at the click of a button unnerves me. I am glad this technology wasn’t available to me when I was a teenager because I would have been very very messed up.
“The 'circles of shame' in magazines was one thing, but today we are literally shamed for not editing our pics. What has happened to society?”
Her followers appreciated her honesty and encouraged her to keep spreading the message.
One commented: “Please keep this fantastic REAL body positivity up. You are helping some many women and teens. You have no idea the impact you are having xxx.”
Another said: “I love you ❤️ an inspiration to all women and a great role model for young girls x.”
A third posted: “So much respect for you lady and being honest. Your beauty shines through❤️.”
Since dropping a staggering eight stone in weight following a gastric sleeve surgery last year, Chanelle has been promoting body confidence and the acceptance of imperfections.
Chanelle is on a mission to encourage boy positivity Credit: Instagram
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