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Kaitlyn Bristowe Gets Candid About the 'Pressure' to Have a 'Perfect' Body for The Bachelor

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Kaitlyn Bristowe is a straight shooter when it comes to  body image and reality TV.

The former Bachelorette opened up about the pressure to have a flawless figure as a contestant on the popular franchise in a new Instagram post, which she dubbed, “#realstagram.”

“I don’t know if you noticed but it feels like if you go on the Bachelor, your body has to be perfect and you have to post about it, like, a lot,” she said. “Which is a ton of pressure.”

In her message, Bristowe – who just celebrated her 32nd birthday earlier this week – revealed that she’s been traveling non-stop for the past three weeks, writing,  “I’m tired, run down, I’ve been eating hotel and airport food, I’m puffy, sick, and I had the time of my life.”

Bristowe said that while she knows she’s “tiny,” she still has cellulite and body insecurities.

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“I work hard to be healthy, and love my body, but also drink wine and eat McDonalds. (Had it twice this week.),” she said. “And I should have taken a sexy bikini photo. And I should have done it without filtering or editing it, with a bad angle, for a good #Realstagram photo. Because real is sexy too.”

Alongside the message, Bristowe posed with her and fiancé Shawn Booth‘s dog, calling the image her “real pic.”

“I’m run down, tired, greasy, full of Mcdonald’s, but I had one of the best 3 weeks of my life,” she said. “Let’s keep this movement going. I have a fun @rawbeautytalks project coming soon.”

Raw Beauty Talks is a non-profit that supports programs geared to promoting self-esteem in young women.

Bristowe is a frequent champion of body positivity, writing on Instagram last month, “Don’t want what other people have. Own who the f— you are and admire others around you. Beauty is in your bad a– soul.”