Kaitlyn Bristowe Says She Feels Pressured to Have a 'Perfect' Body After Being 'The Bachelorette'
By Desiree Murphy
Kaitlyn Bristowe wants her fans to know that behind all the glitz and glam, she's just a normal gal.
The former Bachelorette took to Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a photo of herself au naturel while hanging out with her dog, Tucker, following three straight weeks of traveling. She revealed that while starring on the popular ABC reality show, she felt pressured to be "perfect."
"Edmonton->Vancouver->LA->Nashville->Toronto->Nashville->Mexico->Napa->Nashville all in 3 weeks. I'm tired, run down, I've been eating hotel and airport food, I'm puffy, sick and I had the time of my life," Bristowe, 32, captioned it. "I even said out loud yesterday, 'I am so lucky.' But while I was in Mexico, I thought to myself, if I am here and I don't take a sexy professional pic in my bikini, did I even go to Mexico? I found myself doing the compare thing."
"I don't know if you noticed, but it feels like if you go on The Bachelor, your body has to be perfect and you have to post about it, like, a lot. Which is a ton of pressure," she continued. "Yes. I'm tiny, but I have cellulite, and insecurities. I'm actually insecure about how scrawny my arms are. I work hard to be healthy, and love my body, but also drink wine and eat McDonald's. (Had it twice this week.)"
Bristowe continued on, explaining that she wishes she would have taken a "sexy bikini photo," but not the type of pic fans would have expected from her.
"I should have done it without filtering or editing it, with a bad angle, for a good #Realstagram photo," she said. "Because real is sexy too. So here's my real pic. I'm run down, tired, greasy, full of McDonald's, but I had one of the best 3 weeks of my life. Let's keep this movement going. I have a fun @rawbeautytalks project coming soon. #realstagram."
Back in May, Bristowe urged her followers to start changing the game by challenging them to post "real" pics once a week.
She shared a filter-free, fresh faced selfie, captioning it, "No makeup, no extensions, no filters... No problem. Once a week let's post a real pic. A pic that shows we are confident enough to be happy with who we are. Because what's more beautiful than that!!"