Demi Lovato shares empowering make-up free selfie

Demi Lovato has taken to social media to share an empowering make-up-free selfie.The 27-year-old posted the fresh-faced snap on Instagram on Monday and told her 77 million followers she wanted to show them what she looked like the majority of the time….

Demi Lovato has taken to social media to share an empowering make-up-free selfie.

The 27-year-old posted the fresh-faced snap on Instagram on Monday and told her 77 million followers she wanted to show them what she looked like the majority of the time.

“Haven’t done a #NoMakeupMonday in yearssss but I figured after posting so many glamorous pics with tons of makeup and hairpieces, it’s important to show myself underneath it all (sic),” Demi wrote in the caption. “This is what I look like 85-90 per cent of the time. Proud of my freckles, proud of booty chin and proud of myself for loving and accepting myself the way I am.”

Scooter Braun, Sarah Paulson, and Vanessa Hudgens were among those who left supportive comments on the image, along with singer Normani who simply wrote: “Beauty.”

The Skyscraper hitmaker’s powerful post comes after she candidly confessed to struggling with an exercise addiction, which she believes led to her near-fatal overdose in 2018.

“There were times I lived at the gym. I’d eat a meal, go work out. And that’s not happiness to me. That’s not freedom,” Demi told model Ashley Graham during an interview for her Pretty Big Deal podcast. “I was just running myself into the ground, and I honestly think that that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past year.

“It was just me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t, and then living this kind of lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”

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Ashley Graham proudly bares post-baby stretch marks

Ashley Graham has proudly bared her post-baby stretch marks in a new social media post.The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin last month, and taking to Instagram on Monday, she uploaded a snap of her torso, showing the lines…

Ashley Graham has proudly bared her post-baby stretch marks in a new social media post.

The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin last month, and taking to Instagram on Monday, she uploaded a snap of her torso, showing the lines on her stomach.

“Same me. few new stories,” she captioned the image.

Accordingly, Ashley was quickly inundated by praise from her followers and celebrity pals for opening up about the realities of new motherhood.

Lily Aldridge wrote, “Beautiful,” alongside three heart emojis, Joan Smalls commented, “Stunning,” and Doutzen Kroes added: “Women power.”

Elsewhere, Ashley’s mother Linda stated, “Totally worth it!! He’s absolutely wonderful,” and model Iskra Lawrence, who is currently expecting her first child, posted, “Beautiful. Love seeing this! I’ve got none on my tummy yet but getting some new tiger stripes on my hips and booty.”

The 32-year-old’s candid post has already racked up 1.2 million likes.

And it’s not the first time she has opened up about postpartum recovery. Last week, the brunette beauty took to Instagram to share a photo of herself posing in a bathroom while wearing a black top and grey disposable underwear.

“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” Ashley joked, as she sang the praises of disposable underwear. “No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!”

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Ashley Graham shares photo of postpartum body

Ashley Graham has candidly discussed the realities of postpartum recovery following the birth of her first child.The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin on 18 January, and taking to Instagram on Monday, shared a snap of herse…

Ashley Graham has candidly discussed the realities of postpartum recovery following the birth of her first child.

The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin on 18 January, and taking to Instagram on Monday, shared a snap of herself posing in a bathroom while wearing a black top and grey disposable underwear.

“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” she joked, as she sang the praises of disposable underwear. “No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!”

Noting that it’s “been tough”, Ashley thanked her friends for helping her to talk honestly about her recovery after childbirth. She also wants other women to feel confident enough to discuss their own experiences.

“It’s unbelievable the obstacles we still face talking about what women really go through,” the 32-year-old added.

Ashley’s famous friends rallied round to leave supportive comments on the Instagram post, including fellow model Amber Valletta and TV presenter Amanda de Cadenet.

“I’m sending you a care package this week and sending you so much (love),” she wrote.

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Ashley Graham shares first photo of baby son

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to share the first photo of her baby son.Last month, the model announced that she had given birth on 18 January in a post on her Instagram Stories, but didn’t divulge any further details. However, Ashley offered…

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to share the first photo of her baby son.

Last month, the model announced that she had given birth on 18 January in a post on her Instagram Stories, but didn’t divulge any further details.

However, Ashley offered her fans an update on Tuesday by posting two black-and-white snaps on Instagram – with each one showing the baby’s hand holding his parents’ fingers.

“At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world,” she wrote in the caption. “Meeting our son has made our hearts incredibly full.”

Ashley added that she and her husband Justin Ervin were looking forward to introducing the tot during an episode of her Pretty Big Deal podcast in the near future.

Accordingly, the 32-year-old’s sweet message quickly garnered lots of attention from her celebrity friends.

“Welcome to the world, little one!” wrote Reese Witherspoon, while Helena Christensen gushed, “So much love to you and Justin and the little baba.”

Karlie Kloss posted, “Congratulations!!!! CANNOT WAIT TO MEET HIM !!!” alongside a string of heart emojis, and Christy Turlington added: “Capricorn. YES. Congratulations, Mama!”

Amber Valletta, Hannah Ferguson, Carolyn Murphy, Taylor Hill, Lily Aldridge, and Lais Ribeiro also shared their best wishes to the couple, though writer Erin Foster took the opportunity to praise Ashley’s manicure.

“Congrats! Also, your fingernail is beautiful. Great nail beds,” she wrote.

Ashley and Justin wed in 2010. The brunette beauty announced her pregnancy in August.

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Ashley Graham shares newborn son’s name

Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin have named their son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.The model and her husband introduced their new arrival on her podcast Pretty Big Deal on Tuesday, with the couple also explaining the meaning behind his moniker. Justin re…

Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin have named their son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.

The model and her husband introduced their new arrival on her podcast Pretty Big Deal on Tuesday, with the couple also explaining the meaning behind his moniker.

Justin revealed that he had always loved the name Isaac, while the pair came up with Menelik during their trip to Ethiopia last Christmas.

“Menelik is the first emperor of Ethiopia. It also means son of the wise, and Menelik was the son of Queen Sheba and King Solomon,” said Ashley, while Justin added: “Everything is his name is pointing to legacy. Whether it be Isaac with Abraham Isaac and Jacob, or Menelik being royal African roots.”

The third name was chosen because Ashley and Justin’s grandfathers were both called John, and as a nod to the filmmaker’s Italian heritage.

Elsewhere in the podcast, the 32-year-old revealed she had a completely natural water birth at home on 18 January and welcomed Isaac into the world after six hours of labour.

“I have to say, now that I gave birth and I did it naturally and I felt everything, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do,” she smiled. “There’s nothing that could come my way where I say, ‘Oh, that’s too hard, I can’t handle that.’ I went through labouring for six hours naturally.”

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Meghan Trainor left ’embarrassed’ by edited waist in music video

Meghan Trainor was left frustrated and embarrassed when her waist was digitally trimmed down in one of her music videos.Back in 2016, the singer took down the video to Me Too when she realised her figure had been heavily altered and demanded the issue …

Meghan Trainor was left frustrated and embarrassed when her waist was digitally trimmed down in one of her music videos.

Back in 2016, the singer took down the video to Me Too when she realised her figure had been heavily altered and demanded the issue be fixed.

In a new interview with model Ashley Graham for her podcast Pretty Big Deal, the Grammy winner opened up about the fall-out from the incident, and insisted that she would never approve of altering her body because she was a “no Photoshop girl”.

“You have no say,” the 26-year-old explained, adding that while she was attentive to the edits of the video, she instantly knew something was wrong when it was released. “I approved a video. It wasn’t that.”

The All About That Bass hitmaker said she originally thought it was fans who had used Photoshop on her waist and confessed that what she saw on the screen “wasn’t human”.

She then insisted that her team take down the video and replace it with the unaltered one, and was left upset about the incident because it contradicted the body positivity messages in her songs, like All About That Bass.

“Of everyone (this could happen to), me? I am the ‘no Photoshop’ girl,” Meghan shared, adding that she was “embarrassed” about the situation.

After former Sports Illustrated beauty Ashley complained about the times she had explicitly told photographers on photoshoots not to retouch her body, only for them to ignore her demands, Meghan said she was unnerved by the experience of being altered without her permission.

“It’s so frustrating,” she sighed.

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Beyonce’s Ivy Park collection criticised for excluding plus-size customers

Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line has received criticism for failing to cater to plus-size customers.The superstar’s Adidas x IVY PARK collection, a gender-neutral line featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras, was rel…

Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line has received criticism for failing to cater to plus-size customers.

The superstar’s Adidas x IVY PARK collection, a gender-neutral line featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras, was released over the weekend and quickly sold out.

However, many customers were disappointed to discover that the range only went up to an XL, which translates to a U.S. size 16-18 or U.K. size 20-22, and took to social media to criticise Beyonce for using inclusivity to promote the line but not including larger sizes.

“I love Beyonce. I am a noted member of the Beyhive. It is also incredibly disappointing that a woman who has made inclusion a part of her brand willfully excluded plus-size people from her athleisure line. And this isn’t the first time,” one user wrote, referring to Beyonce’s first Ivy Park release with Topshop in 2016.

“We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion. You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus-size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this,” another fired. “The exclusion is intentional and I’m tired.”

To promote the line, Beyonce told Elle magazine that she was making the clothing gender-neutral after realising how many men were fans of her 2016 Ivy Park release, and also sent the entire collection to an inclusive range of celebrities including Ashley Graham, Reese Witherspoon, Zendaya, and Lizzo.

On Monday night, the 38-year-old took to Instagram to thank her fans for making the new collection a success.

“I want to say a huge thank you to all of the incredible human beings who stood in those long lines in the snow and rain,” she wrote. “All the beautiful people who waited in the waiting room online. All of the friends and family who took the time to film videos and dress up in the unboxing. I am humbled, grateful and proud. Y’all look so good in your IVY PARK. I love you deep. B.”

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Ashley Graham gives birth to first child

Ashley Graham is a new mum.The model has given birth to her first child with husband Justin Ervin – a son.”At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday our lives changed for the better. Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time,” she wrote on her…

Ashley Graham is a new mum.

The model has given birth to her first child with husband Justin Ervin – a son.

“At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday our lives changed for the better. Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories on Monday.

In a recent post on social media, Ashley opened up about her pregnancy journey to date.

“Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50 pounds (22 kilograms). And the best part is, I don’t care!” the 32-year-old wrote. “I have never felt better, and I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been.”

Ashley added that she’s been working out, doing yoga, getting acupuncture, and had regular lymphatic massages. Accordingly, she is adamant her routine has paid off.

“I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best,” she insisted.

Ashley and Justin wed in 2009.

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Sofia Carson tapped as face of Revlon

Sofia Carson has been named as Revlon’s new global brand ambassador.Bosses at the U.S. cosmetics giant announced on Thursday that the rising star, known for appearing in Disney Channel movie franchise Descendants, has signed on as the face of Revlon Co…

Sofia Carson has been named as Revlon’s new global brand ambassador.

Bosses at the U.S. cosmetics giant announced on Thursday that the rising star, known for appearing in Disney Channel movie franchise Descendants, has signed on as the face of Revlon ColorStay Foundation, Super Lustrous Lipstick, and ColorStay Eyeliner. Sofia’s campaigns will debut later this year, and accordingly, she couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the iconic beauty brand.

“Since I can remember, one of my favourite places in the world was my mom’s vanity, where I discovered my love of fashion, beauty and the perfect red Revlon lipstick. I wore it at my very first dance recital and every recital, performance and dance competition after that. I felt invincible on stage in my red lipstick, like I could do and be anything,” she commented. “I’m so proud to join the other incredible Revlon ambassadors who inspire me and countless women around the world. Revlon’s Live Boldly platform speaks to the woman I was raised to be; a woman who is fearlessly herself, and who boldly fights for her dreams.”

Sofia joins the likes of Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, Adwoa Aboah, and Eniola Abioro in representing Revlon.

And Silvia Galfo, Revlon’s global brand president, is certain the 26-year-old will be a natural fit for the company.

“I have watched Sofia evolve into a passionate, dynamic woman with a sparkling personality and infectious positive energy that touches everything she does from her acting and music projects to her commitment to charitable causes,” she added. “She’s the embodiment of our Live Boldly spirit.”

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Ashley Graham candidly discusses depression during pregnancy

Ashley Graham and Shay Mitchell have candidly spoken about their struggles with depression during pregnancy.The model is expecting her first child, a son, with husband Justin Ervin later this month, while Pretty Little Liars star Shay welcomed her daug…

Ashley Graham and Shay Mitchell have candidly spoken about their struggles with depression during pregnancy.

The model is expecting her first child, a son, with husband Justin Ervin later this month, while Pretty Little Liars star Shay welcomed her daughter Atlas Noa with boyfriend Matte Babel back in October.

The pair recently took part in a discussion about the highs and lows of pregnancy during an episode of Ashley’s podcast Pretty Big Deal, and the 32-year-old confessed she could’ve been dealing with a form of prenatal depression.

“I want to talk about this, because I can’t say definitely that I went through it, but I can say that I might have gone through something like it,” Ashley began, before revealing that she and Justin were surprised by her pregnancy because they weren’t trying for a baby. “Then all of the sudden, my emotions, my mind, my body, things that I always had control over are now totally out of whack. I can’t talk to anybody about it, my husband doesn’t understand but he’s trying to be as supportive as possible. My mom is like, ‘Oh you’ll be fine.’ I think I was spiralling a little bit and I was crying a lot.”

Shay, who had gone through an intense 33-hour labour before little Atlas was born, agreed with Ashley, and revealed she also suffered something similar.

“I mean every single thing that you just said is exactly what I went through,” the actress recalled. “My mom said the same thing, and I’d be crying to her and she’d be like, ‘You’re just emotional, it’s just the hormones.’ And O.K. cool it might be, but you don’t want to hear that. Like, yes, it is. If it is the hormones, I’m still feeling that way. It doesn’t take away from this feeling, and it’s completely isolating.”

Finding common ground in their shared experience, Shay, 32, urged other pregnant women to talk about their feelings with loved ones.

“I heard so much about postpartum which is also a real thing, but I’d never heard about prepartum depression,” she added.

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