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Angela Simmons

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In case you ever wondered about Angela Simmons motivation behind her #BuiltNotBought movement, her Purpose app or her ‘kini clad Instagram posts, the reality tv star, producer, entrepreneur is speaking out about her attitude toward her body and what some might consider flaws or imperfections.

“I do not feel any pressure to look a certain in Hollywood or to be a certain size. I’m gonna be who I am,” Simmons told Page Six Style.

“I like to look a certain way — but to look a certain way just for me more than anything. Everyone has body goals, but what’s most important for me is just turning that pressure into my own pressure.”

Continued the mother of one, “I want people to know ‘perfect’ is not perfect. I looked at myself one day and I said, okay, maybe I have cellulite. Maybe I don’t have this perfect body. But I am perfectly healthy and I love myself, so there’s nothing wrong with embracing a roll.”

What a great attitude to have riiiight? If you’ve been keeping up with “Growing Up Hip Hop” you know that Angela’s sister Vanessa has been sharing her own anxieties about gaining weight and looking good on onscreen this season and Angela has been encouraging to love herself regardless of her size. It’s a theme you’ll find on a lot of her Instagram posts. Hit the flip to see what we mean.

Angela definitely stays active and works on her physique. While she told Page Six she’s been missing the gym, she also shared that she’s been working out on her Peloton bike and doing other things on her own.

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Focus on 100 @dhairboutique ✅ #FBF

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Even in ads for her hair Angela hasn’t shied away from showing off her body. This revealing shot of her hips and thighs got the people going.

Angela often reserves the really revealing shots for vacay pics like this one, taken on a past trip to Bali

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2-20-20 Purpose X Built Not Bought @purpose_app This Project is so near and dear to my heart . Growing up I faced so many body image insecurities… I wasn’t sure how to embrace my curves at a young .. As life went on I grew to love myself . I learned how to tune out anything anyone said about how I looked. Instead I realized it was about how I felt . And in those moments of feeling down on myself …. I turned on the noise of my own voice .. and tuned out what I felt anyone thought of me . I became strong . Strong with any flaw ….. I felt I had !! I owned every part of my body . I became the best version of myself through those trying times . With the help of IG (we ) @myemichi and I pulled together some bad ass women who too love themselves . And embrace every inch of their bodies ! They are walking in their purpose !!! And loving themselves fully . I am inspired by their strengths, and by their stories . I welcome you to Purpose X Built Not Bought . These woman embody beauty , strength , love , happiness , and so much more! Together we can all help make a difference in uplifting one another . This is what I stand for ! This is what WE stand for ! Purpose creative direction Partner : @myemichi Woman walking purpose : @jessimelani , @Dafreckledpoet , @chaniahkelley , @thepiscesfinest , @Norilauri , @805aztec_warrior , @kbeautty Right hand for everything : @krjnyc BnB Partner : @stefan.e.williams Hair : @hairmisses Make up : @diamondrubss My hair n make up : @donovanlamar n @maishaoliver Pictures shot : @meech213 Shot by @directorcoreymcneal and @ryanthecameradude Drone Op @tvtwan_yd Editor @hausofvisio Location: @stephanie_sge

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All these bikini shots were part of her Purpose app launch. We love that she included a variety of women with different body types for the shoot.

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