Lindsey Vonn is an Olympic medalist with an incredible professional skiing career, and still, she deals with social media trolls who criticize her body and impact her self-confidence. On Friday, Vonn shared a message Instagram to address the hurtful and “ruthless comments” that “tear apart” her physique after she posts swimsuit photos: It’s “scarier than it seems.”
“I’m a normal person and sometimes I slouch, my stomach folds over, my cellulite shows on my butt, or I don’t fill out my swimsuit top just right,” Vonne wrote, alongside her own pictures. “But, I always remember how my body has helped me achieve amazing things in my life and I am proud of how strong I am.” Some of those amazing things include the gold medal in downhill skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, four World Cup overall championships, and eight World Cup season titles — just to name a few.
“I’m not a size zero and that’s perfectly fine with me,” she continued. Vonn also revealed she’s proud of herself for never using Photoshop or undergoing plastic surgery of any kind. “I am 100% natural and 100% Lindsey,” she wrote. “So to anyone who is feeling self conscious or down about their appearance; stay strong, stay healthy and love yourself no matter what the haters say.”