Stacey Solomon says pregnancy with Rex left her figure ‘completely different’ as Loose Women pose in swimsuits for Body Stories
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Stacey Solomon has revealed her figure has completely changed since giving birth to her third son Rex in May 2019.
The 31 year old, who recently cried as she shared sketches of her "dream" wedding dress, spoke out about her figure as she and her fellow Loose Women posed in their swimsuits for the award-winning body confidence campaign Body Stories, which was first launched in 2017.
The campaign is to raise awareness about altering and editing pictures on social media.
Stacey is mum to son Rex with fiancé Joe Swash, Zachary, 13, with ex Dean Cox and Leighton, nine, with Aaron Barham.
The TV personality posed in a black two-piece swimsuit with a plunging neckline top and high-rise bottoms as she made a heart shape with her hands.
While one snap of her showed a natural and beautiful Stacey, a second saw the image retouched to give the star a slimmer waist and a tan, highlighting the dangers around using filters and editing images.
Speaking about the campaign and her own body, the mum-of-three said: “I loved doing Body Stories the first time and I was so excited to do it again.
"My body’s completely different, I’ve had another child since then. But I still have that picture hanging up in my dressing room, I love it, it makes me smile every time I look at it."
Stacey, who recently left Lorraine fans baffled as she made her bed with a coat hanger, went on to say she feels as though people should be as kind as they can towards their bodies.
“I think every day you have to give yourself a bit of credit and say as many nice things to yourself as you would horrible," she explained.
"It’s about trying to flip it on its head. I don’t think that for most people you’re 100% confident all of the time.
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"It’s a work in progress and every day you’re trying to convince yourself of the things that you are, rather than the things that you’re not. We get really good at convincing ourselves about the bad things, so it’s about de-programming that mentality."
Addressing the different apps available to use to retouch an image, she continued: “If I thought a picture was a bit dark, I might brighten it up but I have not got the time to airbrush, slim things down, change the shape of things…
"Then also I’m going to go out in public and they’ll go, ‘Who are you? Looks nothing like you!’
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
"I think it can be a real dark hole to go down if you’re constantly changing things and wanting to be different.
“We have to get into the schools at this point and learn how to create a positive feed online. If you’re looking at something and just feeling c**p about yourself, don’t look at it anymore."
"We’ve got to teach how to detox social media, how to find positive people to follow, how to deal with negative feedback and criticism," she added.
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