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These People Just Challenged The "Beach Body" Stereotype And Looked Damn Good

"If I have a body, and it’s at the beach…it’s a beach body."

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Summertime is officially here, and with all of these ads and commercials perpetuating what a "beach body" should look like, it's hard to not be insecure. So Daysha, Kane, and I decided to fight against that stereotype — and we slayed. *hair flips*

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It's time to address this "beach body" term and what the hell it actually means.

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The media tends to suggest only one kind of body can be considered a "beach body."

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So Daysha had Kane and I team up to address our body insecurities because...well, why the hell not?

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It was my first time really addressing my insecurities. I was taught to always love my body, but always found it challenging with the way media exploits and fetishizes women's bodies, specifically women of color.

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Kane's insecurities also come from the lack of diversity he sees in the media, specifically in the gay community portrayed on TV and film.

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So, with Daysha's help and our amazing photographer, Christophe, Kane and I did a photo shoot to get over these insecurities.

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Our preparation was pretty simple: eating a lot of tacos and cake...

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...challenging ourselves to get out of our comfort zones to slay...

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...and looking up different ways to pose on the beach, which turned out not to be a very good idea.

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Kane was up first. He admitted that he was nervous, as it was his first time shirtless at the beach in a long time.

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After a while, Kane got into it and became "one with the elements" and realized how hot he was.

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Watching him totally boosted my confidence. I was still nervous, though, and hoped to get out of my head and enjoy the experience.

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With Daysha, Christophe, and the rest of the crew cheering us both on, Kane and I did it, and we killed the entire game.

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Like...

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...really, really...

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...killed it.

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💅 💅 💅

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After seeing the photos, we realized we had "beach bodies."

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Because if you go to the beach...you have a beach body.

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So slay, slay, slay, no matter what you look like.

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