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Aly Raisman Took Time to Spread Some Body-Positivity at the VMAs Last Night

Last night, the Final Five (minus Gabby Douglas) had the time of their lives at the VMAs. Not only did they all share an embrace with Beyonce (Read: Laurie Hernandez Was All Of Us After Meeting Beyonce For The First Time) they also got the chance to take some epic selfies with Kim and Kanye. Despite all the excitement and meeting innumerable celebrities, ringleader Aly Raisman took a moment to share some body-positivity through an Instagram post with Victoria's Secret models Taylor Hill and Jasmine Tooks.

"Perfect proof that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes," the 22-year-old captioned the photo. "Confidence is what makes us beautiful."

At such a young age, the talented athlete oozes with self-confidence and is encouraging us to love the bodies we were born with. Body-acceptance starts with you. 

The decorated Olympian has a history of promoting body-acceptance and has been featured in several body-positive campaigns, including The ESPN Body Issue. She is also a spokesperson for Walden Behavioral Care, a healing institution for individuals and their families suffering from eating and psychiatric disorders. As if we needed more reasons to be in absolute awe of her.

 

 

Faith Brar

Faith is an Associate Digital Editor at Meredith Corporation in Boston. Her work has appeared in Fitness, Shape, Better Homes & Gardens, More and others.  More →

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