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Roz Purcell reveals she was too scared to swim on holidays – because of her stretch marks

The model has been sharing real photos of her bikini body

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Roz Purcell has revealed she used to be too scared to swim on holidays – because she didn’t want to show off her stretch marks.

Although the Tipperary star is one of Ireland’s top models, and has posed in lingerie campaigns, Roz admitted she was very self-conscious of her bikini body.

Sharing a new stunning photo in a bikini on her Instagram page, Roz admitted she was “confused” by her stretch marks.

“I’m sorry it’s taken me so long on this platform to be ok with showing my insecurities,” she wrote.

“Stretch marks are something that caused me to never swim on holidays , worry about what others thought, avoid shorts, walking in front of people – u get the picture. In the past year or so I’ve realised that’s because they aren’t shared more, seen enough & more than likely edited out.

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I'm sorry it's taken me so long on this platform to be ok with showing my insecurities . Stretch marks are something that caused me to never swim on holidays , worry about what others thought, avoid shorts, walking in front of people – u get the picture. In the past year or so I've realised that's because they aren't shared more, seen enough & more than likely edited out. Growing up I was so confused when I first got them I was like these are so cool I'm so different, learning as I hit teenage years that I shouldn't be so proud of them and in fact they were not considered beautiful through mainstream media only mentioned when there was some product claiming to ”get rid of them”. When I've posted about this before one woman mailed me such a nice message about what she tells her kids they are – ”a line for every month/ year they grow, just like a tree”. I love this and that's exactly what they are a mark of growth. After my last post I also received a tone of messages offering treatments to minimize my marks – did you even read the post 🤣 please send Dm me remedies 🙈.

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“Growing up I was so confused when I first got them I was like these are so cool I’m so different, learning as I hit teenage years that I shouldn’t be so proud of them and in fact they were not considered beautiful through mainstream media only mentioned when there was some product claiming to ‘get rid of them’,” she added.

Roz is currently in Marrakesh with her other-half Zach Desmond, where she has been sharing her travels with her followers on Instagram.

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