Lili Reinhart praises Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting 'real body images'

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart has praised models Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting "healthy, real body images" on social media.

The Riverdale actress has revealed in an interview with Glamour U.K. magazine that she is fed up of seeing people being airbrushed to perfection on Instagram and is grateful for the models for being themselves and sharing unedited pictures of their cellulite, stretch marks, and curvy figures.

"Even today, I see myself in the mirror and think, this doesn't look the way the world tells me it should. I don't have a cinched, minuscule waist. I do have curves, I have cellulite, my arms aren't stick thin," she admitted. "This is my body and we're told that it should fit certain proportions.

"There's such a disgusting problem right now with people photoshopping their bodies. Obviously, there's a reason why people do it, they're insecure, they feel like they're not good enough, and that's incredibly sad. When I see someone who's authentically themselves, like models Charli Howard or Ashley Graham, who promote healthy, real body images, I think that is so refreshing and important."

The 23-year-old continued to heap praise on the British model for championing body positivity and diversity within the fashion industry, and shared that Howard makes her feel like there is nothing wrong with her body.

"Charli's messaging talks to me on social media. She makes me feel like my body doesn't need to fit these impossible standards, and she's a model, my body will never look like that," Reinhart added. "It just won't, and 90 per cent of women's bodies will never look like that, but we are still only used to seeing one body on the runway and in magazines. It's an incredibly stupid and confusing thing for that to be shoved down young men and women's throats. Being told: 'This is what beautiful is.' And it's often unachievable to regular people."

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