The Kardashians are not exactly known for their natural beauty. In fact, they’ve often been called out for retouching images to an unrealistic degree, as well as promoting unrealistic beauty standards and touting unhealthy weight loss products that can contribute to poor body image. But Kourtney Kardashian’s latest swimsuit shot is a refreshing change of pace for the famous family.
The image was taken amidst the 40-year-old reality star’s European vacation and shared on the official Instagram account of her lifestyle brand, Poosh. Posing on the back of a boat, she sports a sexy black swimsuit that cuts high above her hips, revealing some stretch marks on her upper thighs and booty. Though we’ve come to expect such marks to airbrushed out of a Kardashian’s photo, the oldest sister seems proud to show them off.
“Thank you so much for not editing out your stretch marks!!” one user wrote. Kourtney responded directly to the fan, saying, “I love my little my stripes.”
The post has over 76,000 likes and a slew of grateful comments from fans who are praising Kourtney for sharing an unretouched shot of her body. “Oh wow not air brushed. You can actually see her stretch marks and this is what a real body looks like! I love it,” wrote one fan. “Those stretch marks are giving me life & helping me embrace mine. So gorg,” added another.
Though Kourtney has come to be known for her rigorous diet and exercise regimen, it’s nice to see that she’s also capable of embracing her body just the way it is. Oh, and she also eats Cheetos, which solidifies her status as the most relatable of the bunch.