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.
The caption for her latest post talks about the unconditional love she’s learned to have for herself and her body. Longtime fan Yo Gotti couldn’t help himself from commenting below the photo about how perfect he finds her to be.
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.
In April she covered STRONG Magazine and shared how she struggled with her body image as a teenager and has grown to love everything about her body as an adult.
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
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.