Melissa Ricks embraces physical flaws; posts unedited photo

by Nikko Tuazon
Oct 12, 2019
Melissa Ricks uploads an unedited photo of her on Instagram to remind her followers about embracing their imperfections.
PHOTO/S: @mellyricks09 on Instagram

Melissa Ricks sends a message of body positivity to moms who have experienced being shamed for their post-pregnancy body.

On October 11, Friday, she uploaded an unedited photo of her on Instagram, and reminded her followers about embracing their imperfections.

She , "You. Are. Beautiful. No. Matter. What. They. Say."

Melissa initially thought of editing the photo, but decided not to do it because there's nothing to be ashamed about "extra weight, bibil, stretch marks, freckles, wrinkles, cellulite."

"So I was sitting here editing my photo. Then all of a sudden I decided to not edit it at all. Not even a filter. Just as I am. As raw as it can be. This is ME!

"It's okay not to be perfect. Each and every flaw makes you who u are. Each scar, stretchmark, wrinkle, is part of your story. Part of what has molder you to who you are today. YOU are SPECIAL.

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"Don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise. It's okay to be you, do you... Remember everyone is fighting their own battle. BE KIND."

The 29-year-old actress says the scars brought by motherhood are definitely worth it.

She said, "Proud to say this is who I am. With all my body changes, a lot of other things have changed as well. I have become a Braver, Stonger, And hopefully a smarter version of myself, of course couldn’t have done it without God by my side.

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"PS. Kill them with kindness."

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Melissa has a four-year-old daughter named Kiera with her former boyfriend Charles Togezaki.

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Melissa Ricks uploads an unedited photo of her on Instagram to remind her followers about embracing their imperfections.
PHOTO/S: @mellyricks09 on Instagram
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