Roz Purcell has reminded viewers that the stars of Love Island are “selective”.
The body positive model has been praised in recent months for sharing real unedited photos of herself on her social media, showing off her stretch marks and periods of bloating.
Taking to Instagram ahead of the Love Island finale, Roz shared a photo of herself in a swimsuit, and said the girls on Love Island are definitely feeling the pressure tonight.
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Few things👇🏻 Love island is hitting our screens tonight lets remember its a selective representation of the female body and I would say the pressure they must feel to live up to the ”perfect body” before entering the reality TV SHOW world is horrible. The fact they HAVE to wear bikinis all day until they are allowed put clothes on for the evening. The stress😖 Anywhooo Went to go for a swim today and obviously with the weather it was jammers 😅 I think about the fear I used to have ( sometimes still get) about striping off into a swimsuit/ bikini, walking passed people feeling just shit and insecure about my stretch marks, cellulite jiggly bits. Walking backwards into the sea 😂 . It was the fear of what people thought more so than what I thought about them. What to remember when I feel like this…. No one cares or notices and if they do, if they care about my bits (that are not part of this perfect image portrayed by society) then they’re dicks. You deserve to run about in a swimsuit, jump in the sea, dip in the pool not be bleedn boiling on holidays 😂 Dont let anyone tell you different ( even your own head 😊) #bodyconfience #bodypositive
“Love island is hitting our screens tonight lets remember its a selective representation of the female body,” she wrote.
“And I would say the pressure they must feel to live up to the ‘perfect body’ before entering the reality TV SHOW world is horrible.
“The fact they HAVE to wear bikinis all day until they are allowed put clothes on for the evening.
“The stress,” she added.
It comes after the show came under fire over body image this week, when new contestant Anna was written about as “plus size”, which sparked a debate online.
Host Caroline Flack was even forced to defend the show, after body positive star Jameela Jamil slammed producers.
Listen to the latest episode of The Gosscast, where Roz Purcell opens up her eating disorder, and how she got out the other side.