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Saturday 22 April 2017

Lena Dunham wins the internet with bikini picture 'I think I'll wear this to dinner'

Lena Dunham arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards
Lena Dunham arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards
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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Actress Lena Dunham has shown off the fruits of her labour with her new intense gym regime.

The Girls creator and star revealed earlier this year that she had been hitting the gym not for aesthetic reasons, but to help maintain her anxiety, but she's clearly enjoying the benefits of both.

Lena shared a bikini photo on her Instagram page, showing off some new lingerie and joking she would "wear it to dinner" to celebrate life.

"Love my @lonelylingerie and I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be free," she captioned the picture.

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The 29-year-old has been working with celebrity trainer and Gwyneth Paltrow's BFF Tracy Anderson in recent months, writing in a lengthy post: "Promised myself I would not let exercise be the first thing to go by the wayside when I got busy with Girls Season 5 and here is why: it has helped with my anxiety in ways I never dreamed possible. To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression.

"I know it's mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I'm glad I did. It ain't about the ass, it's about the brain. Thank you @tracyandersonmethod for showing me the light (and @bandierfit is where I bought my Florida mom inspired workout look.) #notsponsored #stillmedicated."

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She documented her struggle with body confidence in her autobiography, Not That Kind of Girl, but said she has grown to love herself.

"I really feel good with my size now," she said in September. "I know when I say that people are like, 'mm hmm', but I just do! It used to be when I went into a room with all thin women I felt like, what's wrong with me? Now I just feel special."

Lena Dunham in Girls
Lena Dunham in Girls

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