Demi Lovato took a very bold step this week.
And it's looking like it may soon pay off...
... in the form of a red hot boning session with one of America's most elgible bachelors.
As detailed just a short while ago on The Hollywood Gossip, Lovato posted an unedited bikini photo to her Instagram page on Thursday, proudly showing off all her curves for the world to see.
"This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!!" the artist wrote as a caption to this image.
Lovato, who has battled substance and self-esteem issues for many years, added:
"I just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited - and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me."
Here's the picture in question:
Lovato has received very positive feedback from various celebrities and social media users in response to this snapshot.
But the voice of one stud muffin has stood out in particular.
“Look at me like that again,” Mike Johnson wrote in Demi's comments section. “Love yaself.”
Johnson, for those unaware, was a contestant on the most recent season of The Bachelorette.
He quickly emerged as a fan favorite -- with Lovato herself leading the very public charge of affection over Milke.
After Mike was rejected by Hannah Brown this summer, he jokingly asked about the whereabouts of his future wife on Twitter, to which Lovato replied:
I'M RIGHT HERE MIKE I'M RIGHT HERE BOO MY MOM ALREADY LOVES YOU TOO.
She also told Johnson that would would gladly "accept" his "rose."
Since this amazing exchange, rumors have swirled about Mike becoming the next Bachelor.
This, tragically, appears as if it will NOT be the case... which is wonderful news for all Demi and Mike 'shippers out there.
"I would definitely take her out for an initial date, yeah. 100% not scared about it at all," Mike told Us Weekly several weeks ago when asked about Lovato, hilariously adding:
"I would be like, 'Oh My God! Girl, come here."
He later told People Magazine:
“She would definitely be cool to reach out to, but neither one of us have reached out to each other.
"I think she’s sexy, she’s got a nice little booty on her and she has good voice.”
She also has an admirable point of view on life.
This is how Lovato concluded the caption to the unedited bikini photo above:
This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards.
So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.
It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me.
RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio..
I’m working on an anthem. also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do.
I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too.