Chanelle Hayes praised as she shows off real body in pics alongside filtered snaps

Chanelle Hayes has been praised by fans after sharing snaps of her real body alongside heavily filtered versions on Instagram.

The Big Brother star, 34, shared a post to mark National Stress Awareness day, which featured side-by-side photographs of her in her underwear as she aimed to remind her followers that "social media is not real".

Chanelle could be seen posing in a black underwear set as she went make-up free, while another photo had been heavily edited and airbrushed.

"I thought I would pot this to try and remind you guys that SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT REAL and things are so easily edited so please try not to stress and compare yourself or your life," she began her post.

She added: "BE KIND TO YOUR MIND. It's something I have to remind myself daily because I subconsciously compare the chosen snapshot of life on people's social media to my whole life warts and all. It's unkind of me to do it to myself, but I do.

"Sending love, stretch marks, grey hairs and messy imperfection to you all," Chanelle signed off her caption with a red heart emoji.

Many of her followers flocked to compliment her, with one person writing: "Naturally beautiful," alongside a fire emoji.

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A second added: "What a refreshing post ! well done xx," while a third said: "You are seriously my favourite person on Instagram, thanks for always keeping it real," with a red heart emoj.

Chanelle, who appeared on Big Brother in 2007, has been open and honest about her struggle with food addiction and underwent bariatric surgery in 2020, going from 17 to 10 stone.

Since then, she has wanted to wanted to show fans that despite her body not being perfect, she can still be happy.

Speaking about her decision to go under the knife, Chanelle previously told OK!: “I tried every single diet there is but I was completely out of control.

“If I was abusing alcohol or drugs the way I abused junk food, somebody would have intervened and done something about it. I felt as though there needed to be more of a medical intervention, so I went away and spent a year researching it.”


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