Since Bella Thorne left the kitschy world of Disney, she has flaunted her figure all over the place.
Appearing at festivals and on Instagram in barely-there outfits, the 19-year-old actress is now the cover star of GQ Mexico‘s latest issue.
While the shoot is expectedly racy (featuring a completely nude shot as well as plenty of images of Bella in lingerie), the star has revealed that she told the magazine not to Photoshop her body.
Commenting on the naked image, she wrote: “I specifically asked for no re-touching on this photo, and lemme tell you I have insecurities, about pretty much everything. That’s natural and that’s human.”
“You might look at this photo and think oh shush Bella, but just know every time someone looks in the mirror they simply don’t see what everyone else sees. Know that it’s completely normal to feel insecure and it’s accepted.”
It appears as if GQ listened to Bella’s wishes as the magazine cover – which sees the former Disney star lying in the bath – has deliberately left a few bruises on her knee.
Bella went on to say that she wished “everyone talked more about their insecurities so more people in the world could know they aren’t alone. As a public persona, you know naturally that every time you shoot with a magazine, there is always small retouching.”
“‘Cuz yeah, if they show my acne scars or a wrinkle in my forehead or my teeth aren’t perfectly white, people will look at the photo and say ‘no, she’s not perfect.'”
“But f**k it, I’m here to tell you that’s right I’m not F***ING PERFECT. I’M A HUMAN BEING AND I’M REAL. So hip hop your asses over the fence and GET OVER IT.”
Bella is far from the first celebrity to criticise the Photoshopping practice that has become so prevalent in the print industry.
Earlier this month, Emily Ratajkowski called out French fashion magazine Madame Figaro for editing her breasts and lips to look smaller.
The model-slash-actress, who has lamented the fashion and film industry’s dismissal of women with bigger breasts, wrote on Instagram: “I was extremely disappointed to see my lips and breasts altered in Photoshop on this cover. I hope the fashion industry will finally learn to stop trying to stifle the things that make us unique and instead begin to celebrate individuality.”
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