Sunday 23 July 2017

Irish Instagram star Niamh Cullen gets real about body confidence and shares stretch mark photos

Irish blogger Niamh Cullen, aka Behind The Braids
Irish blogger Niamh Cullen, aka Behind The Braids
Niamh Cullen at the opening of The Amber Rooms, Leeson’s Streets new VIP venue at The Stone Leaf. Picture: Patrick O’Leary
Niamh Cullen at Ladies Night in Everleigh Garden, Dublin
Miss Ireland finalists 2011 - Niamh Cullen (Miss Sunday World)
Tara O'Farrell and Niamh Cullen at Bridal Bootcamp hosted by Independent.ie Style at the gibson Hotel Dublin. Picture: Justin Farrelly
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

This Irish Instagrammer just won the internet by sharing her own "Chrissy Teigen moment".

Niamh Cullen, aka Behind The Braids, said she was inundated with questions about her diet and fitness regime, in particular from her younger followers, and wanted to show that nothing is as perfect as it looks.

The 24-year-old, who is the face of Cocoa Brown tan and has nearly 30,000 Instagram followers, posted a photo of her stretch marks in the vein of Sports Illustrated supermodel Teigen who began the trend last year.

"I receive messages from young girls daily. One I got today slightly broke my little heart. For anyone who tuned into my Snapchat will know what I am talking about. To cut the long story short I'm reaching out to the young girls out there that nobody is prefect!!! Here is just one of my MANY imperfections. It honestly makes me so upset to see the pressure that young vulnerable girls put themselves under to be "perfect".

"You should aim to be happy and comfortable in your own skin, if your finding it hard.. Speak to someone and then make little adjustments and changes to be the best version of you! I know I am and still working on it . Stretch marks to show I've tried too."

She finished off the post with the quote, "Judge me when you are perfect..."(you'll be awhile)."

The former beauty queen has received an overwhelmingly positive response to the picture.

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