Mindy Kaling champions body positivity with bikini snaps

Mindy Kaling has championed body positivity by sharing an empowering post on social media showing her sporting bikinis.The Late Night actress/writer, who recently turned 40, uploaded a series of photos of herself wearing various swimsuits to Instagram …

Mindy Kaling has championed body positivity by sharing an empowering post on social media showing her sporting bikinis.

The Late Night actress/writer, who recently turned 40, uploaded a series of photos of herself wearing various swimsuits to Instagram over the weekend, and urged her 4.3 million followers to wear whatever they wanted to wear this summer.

“IDK (I don’t know) who needs to hear this but… WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don’t have to be a size 0. Swipe for my storytime and have a great summer (heart emoji),” she captioned the post, before encouraging fans to tag her in their own bikini snaps. “If you want to buy ANY high waisted bikini and wear it, tag a pic so I can comment!”

Mindy, who welcomed her daughter Katherine in December 2017, also shared a video in which she explained it was a trip to visit her best friend in Hawaii that inspired her to post the swimwear photos.

“What I was struck about Hawaii is that everybody wears bikinis,” the star stated. “It does not matter what your body type is. You rock a bikini. ‘Cause you’re in Hawaii!

“There’s so much body positivity there that I, who was always really shy about my body, would wear bikinis. And it’s summertime, so I thought it’d be fun to do a little fashion shoot where I rock some high-bottomed bikinis!”

Mindy recently celebrated her milestone birthday by donating $40,000 (£32,000) to charities across the U.S., after asking her followers to recommend worthy causes.

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