Vicky Pattison sent fans wild with her latest instagram post as she shared how its taken her a decade to learn to accept her body in a an inspiring message.
The 33-year-old took to social media to share a photo of herself looking sensational in a pale blue bikini that showed off her glowing tan and ample assets.
She then wrote a lengthy message as she detailed her troubles with loving her body and urged her followers to be kind to themselves.
The former Geordie Shore star penned: “This picture probably just looks like another holiday post to you guys – here Vicky is again, with her boobs out, on holiday, eating and drinking and being a smug cow. But to me it's much more significant than that.
'It's taken me years to come to accept my body – not punish it with endless exercise, not deprive it, not hide it away or hate it… and here I finally am at 33, in a bikini, eating a dessert and drinking a sugary cocktail without a care in the world! (My face didn't get the memo btw.)
“I used to be the type of girl who would eat practically nothing all day just because I didn't want my tummy to bloat round the pool. Or I'd be the girl who saved all her calories for drinking at night time… utterly ridiculous but I'm telling the truth.
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“I think back to that girl, and even though she had some amazing holidays, some brilliant experiences and travelled to some beautiful countries… She was living a half life. A life in fear of her own f**king body shape, obsessed with my size and scared of my curves.
She continued: “I wish I could go back and tell that lost little girl to have the mojito, to enjoy the fancy pastry, to just live her life… because it isn't better when you're skinny. At least it wasn't for me anyway.
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“Ladies, life doesn't begin when you lose that stone, it doesn't start when you fit into that dress – it's happening now and by hating our bodies we're just wasting our precious moments where we could be having fun and making memories.
“Don't be the lass sweating your tits off in a kaftan because you're worried about your love handles, be the girl cannon balling onto the pool and showing everyone that being beautiful is about confidence – not a clothes size.
“So to anyone caught in a cycle of disordered eating or unkind thoughts I'm here to tell you that you're absolutely perfect, exactly as you are and that I hope you know that!”
The star was flooded with messages from fans praising her on her honesty.
“Love how real you are,” said one fan.
Another wrote: “Best post and caption ever!!”
“I absolutely needed to hear this, thank you so much,” commented a third.
Vicky is currently holidaying with her boyfriend Ercan Ramadan in Croatia.
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