Kylie Jenner is being praised for a series of recent body-positive Instagram stories, in which she bares her stretch marks for all to see.
The 22-year-old shared multiple selfie videos on May 11 as she sat by the pool at her California mansion, where she has been social distancing with her “ex”-boyfriend Travis Scott, the pair’s 2-year-old daughter, Stormi, and mom Kris Jenner.
Immediately, some of Jenner’s 175 million followers noticed she left her chest stretch marks — a type of scar that occurs naturally when skin stretches or shrinks quickly, often due to weight change or pregnancy — un-retouched and lauded the star for keeping it real.
“Kylie Jenner showing off her stretch marks unapologetically is growth,” commented one user.
“Kylie showing her stretch marks on IG stories. That’s a nice change for the Kardashian/Jenner family,” said another.
Some fans even expressed that Jenner’s videos made them feel more comfortable in their own skin.
“I finally [feel] like a normal human after seeing that @KylieJenner also has boob stretch marks!” one wrote on Twitter.
“If Kylie has stretch marks and it’s still rocking it, why can we accept that on ourselves?” said another.
In July 2018, Jenner opened up about how pregnancy changed her body in an interview with ex-pal Jordyn Woods.
“My boobs are definitely like, three times the size, which bothers me,” she revealed during a YouTube segment. “I have stretch marks on my boobs. My stomach isn’t the same, my waist isn’t the same, my butt’s bigger, my thighs [are] bigger.”
“It’s just a change, I’m finding I have to change my style a little because nothing in my closet fits me from before,” she added.
In a subsequent Instagram story, Jenner revealed she elected against having her stretch marks laser removed, instead choosing to accept them as a “gift from Stormi,” BuzzFeed reported.
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