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Ireland Baldwin Poses in Underwear to Send Message to Body Shamers: 'This Is Who I Am, Take It or Leave'

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Ireland Baldwin makes no apologies for her body.

The model and daughter of actor Alec Baldwin hit back at body shamers on Instagram Thursday with a vulnerable photo of herself in just a beige bra and black underwear.

“This is who I am, take it or leave,” she captioned the image. “I am not going to be body shamed for being pale or not stick thin. I’m not going to spend hours photoshopping my authenticity away. I’m not going to beat myself up for not looking like someone else. I’m not going to be told that I’m damaged goods because of my tattoos.”

Baldwin, 21, opened up to followers about her body image, saying that while she can sometimes feel insecure about herself, other days she “loves every curve and edge.”

“I want to be as real as possible with everyone that follows me because to be quite honest, what the is even the point of social media if you can’t be who you truly are?” she continued. “I’m not here to mindf all of you into believing I am something that I’m not. I’m forever on a journey of finding my better self and I will continue to work as hard as I can to make MYSELF proud.”

The model concluded, “Today I hope everyone is proud of who they are and can recognize what they can accomplish!”

This is who I am, take it or leave. I am not going to be body shamed for being pale or not stick thin. I'm not going to spend hours photoshopping my authenticity away. I'm not going to beat myself up for not looking like someone else. I'm not going to be told that I'm damaged goods because of my tattoos. Most days I'm self conscious, but today I love every curve and edge. Your body should be treated with the dignity and respect it deserves. I want to be as real as possible with everyone that follows me because to be quite honest, what the is even the point of social media if you can't be who you truly are? I'm not here to mindfuck all of you into believing I am something that I'm not. I'm forever on a journey of finding my better self and I will continue to work as hard as I can to make MYSELF proud. Today I hope everyone is proud of who they are and can recognize what they can accomplish! 🌹

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so this is somewhat of a personal post… I feel like I should always be honest on here. Everyone that knows me knows I don't pretend to be anybody on here. I'm sure a lot of you out there can relate to how I feel so I think I can be honest. Sometimes I get caught up in the opinions of others and I get really down on myself. I am pale white. I hardly tan. I have cellulite. I'm not petite. I'm around 6 ft. I drop weight rather quickly but gain it by eating one bagel. I'm a 36 D cup and I have a booty. I've got inner thigh fat. And outer thigh. And just straight up thigh fat. I've gone from a size 00 to a size 6 to a size whatever to not knowing to not eating to eating boxes of pizza to starving myself to being gym obsessed to eating my way out of a sprinkles cupcakes bakery to now. I'm happy. I'm mentally ready to work hard. It's not even necessarily a matter of working out and eating clean, it's also how I've thought recently. I've been cloudy, unfocused and losing energy. I need to reset my mind and body. I now take this harsh world with a grain of salt and accept myself for who I am. Sure I could work a little bit harder. We all can. Or maybe you need to learn to love yourself before you can do anything. I'm taking the next month to do a full mind, body and health reset cleanse. It's not juicing, it's not starvation, and it's not about obsessing over each and every inch of my body. I'm happy to post my tips and tricks along my journey to reaching my healthiest self. I'm no fitness and health expert. Lord knows I love deep fried pizza and I shout super size me from the mountaintops, but I do know what I've done in the past to reach my goals and I want to share them with girls who are in my shoes. It's time to love your self and take care of our bodies!!! ❤️

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This isn’t the first time Baldwin has spoken out about loving her body. In April she also shared intimate thoughts about her body on Instagram.

“Sometimes I get caught up in the opinions of others and I get really down on myself,” she wrote. “I am pale white. I hardly tan. I have cellulite. I’m not petite. I’m around 6 ft. I drop weight rather quickly but gain it by eating one bagel. I’m a 36 D cup and I have a booty. I’ve got inner thigh fat. And outer thigh. And just straight up thigh fat. I’ve gone from a size 00 to a size 6 to a size whatever to not knowing to not eating to eating boxes of pizza to starving myself to being gym obsessed to eating my way out of a Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery to now.”

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Baldwin said she was ready to totally commit to better health.

“I’m taking the next month to do a full mind, body and health reset cleanse,” she said. “It’s not juicing, it’s not starvation, and it’s not about obsessing over each and every inch of my body.”

“It’s time to love your self and take care of our bodies!!!”