You probably know Lili Reinhart from the hit TV show Riverdale; she plays Betty Cooper.
Lili has earned some internet applause in the past for quite candidly discussing her issues with mental health.
Now, she’s opening up about her own insecurities with her body after a fan online pointed out the “Perfectly Chiseled Bodies” cast members of Riverdale all seem to have.
Instagram; Lili smiles in the photo above
Taking to Twitter, this fan said, “Don’t you think TV shows like this aimed at teenagers are contributing to unrealistic body expectations (and) body image issues?”
Lili actually took the time to Tweet back, and you have to love her honesty…especially on such a public forum.
“Actually, not everyone on this show is perfectly chiseled,” Lili began her reply with.
“And even I feel intimidated by the physique of my surrounding cast mates sometimes when I have to do bra/underwear scenes.”
Twitter; pictured above is part of Lili’s reply
“I’ve felt very insecure due to the expectation that people have for women on tv, what they should look like.”
“But I have come to terms with my body and that I’m not the kind of person you would see walking on a runway during fashion week.”
“I have bigger boobs, I have cellulite on my thighs/butt, and my stomach sticks out rather than curves in.”
Instagram; Lili is pictured above eating candy
“This is still something I struggle with on a daily basis. And it doesn’t help when I’m being compared to other women.”
“I have gained weight due to depression the last two months and I’ve felt very insecure about it.”
“But I did a recent bra and underwear scene and felt it was my obligation to be strong and show confidence in myself, looking as I do.”
“And I want other young women to see my body on tv and feel comfort in the fact that I’m not a size 0. And I’m not a perfect hourglass shape.”
“This industry struggles with accurate representation of female and male bodies. So I commend the women who have helped our industry take a step in the right ~and authentic~ direction.”
You go, Lili!
Twitter; pictured above is the series of tweets from Lili
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