She has always aimed to advocate body confidence, regardless of size.
Yet Gemma Collins has been trying to slim down a little before the next season of TOWIE goes into production later in the year.
And it seems that the reality star, 36, has made some progress – making herself feel better in the process.
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‘FINALLY starting to fall in love with myself again!’ Gemma Collins posts before and after swimsuit photos to highlight her trimmer figure as she says she’s got her self-esteem back
The curvy blonde posted a before/after picture to Instagram, with a shot of her in a blue swimsuit showing off a fuller figure, yet still channeling a beach babe look.
Her second photo was from her recent Portuguese holiday, in a black swimming costume, accentuating her slimmer waist.
She captioned the photos: ‘What a difference getting your self esteem back makes! FINALLY starting to fall in love myself again!’
The snaps left her fans with nothing to do but gush at her progress.
‘Beautiful either way but I’m so glad you’re loving yourself!’ one person commented.
‘Look at your little waist! Well done!’ a second person replied.
Body confident: The reality star, 36, proudly flaunted her figure in a plunging black swimsuit as she told fans she had been ‘trimming up her curves’while away in Portugal
A third wrote: ‘Well done Gmma!!! It’s so hard hating the way you look but lacking in determination and will power (I’m talking about me!) I want to do it so bad and seeing photos of achievements makes me think I can do it!!!! Looking great and feeling great…. what more can you want.’
A fourth typed: ‘Amazing you are truly an inspiration too all us “plus size” ladies!’
As TOWIE’s most recent 20th season came to a close last week, Gemma wasted no time in jetting off to sunnier climes, and originally posted the photo of her in the black one-piece last week.
The reality star proudly flaunted her figure in the halter-neck design, but revealed her jaunt overseas to Portugal hasn’t just seen her indulging in a spot of R&R, as she has been ‘trimming her curves’ too.
‘Confidence is KEY’: Gemma has been proudly flaunting her frame via social media while sharing empowering messages on body confidence
Gemma was pictured posing with a huge grin on her face as she made a peace sign with her fingers.
Standing with her hip popped out to one side, Gemma made for a busty display in her cleavage enhancing swimsuit while putting her curvaceous figure firmly on display.
She has wowed her followers with her weight loss of late and now it seems Gemma is ready to share her secrets when it comes to getting into shape.
Teasing fans with ‘exciting news’, Gemma captioned her poolside photo: ‘Monday got me like… can’t wait to share with you what I’ve been doing whilst away to trim up the curves.
She told fans: ‘It’s too stressful trying to be picture perfect be your OWN KIND OF PERFECT’
‘#beyourownkindofbeautiful im going to help you all achieve your goals not rushed either bit by bit slowly slowly.’
The former TOWIE star added: ‘It’s not about getting slim it’s just about being HEALTHIER.’
Gemma has been embracing a healthier lifestyle in her bid to become a mother and she has been working on her fitness ever since a fertility expert had warned her that her high BMI levels would hamper her chances of falling pregnant.
She had planned on freezing her eggs to secure her chances of having a baby, but TOWIE fans saw the TV personality receive medical advice explaining that it wasn’t a viable option.
Family plans: Gemma has been embracing a healthier lifestyle ever since a fertility expert had warned her that her high BMI levels would hamper her chances of falling pregnant.
Working on her fitness: She had received a stern warning from medical professionals encouraging her to bring down her BMI to boost her baby chances
Gemma was told that she can either pursue IVF with a donor sperm or the use of a donor egg and sperm to start a family of her own, but she received a stern warning encouraging her to bring down her BMI – the amount of tissue mass in an individual.
Since then fans have seen Gemma enlist the help of her close friend – and former flame – Charlie King, now he has qualified as a personal trainer and can help her overhaul her lifestyle.
Her new approach to health and fitness has seen Gemma’s confidence soar, with the bubbly reality star continuously sharing empowering messages via social media.
She recently told her 391k followers: ‘[C]onfidence is KEY to SEXINESS.
‘Just get your body’s out girls and enjoy your holiday ☀ my hips don’t lie! Lol it’s too stressful trying to be picture perfect be your OWN KIND OF PERFECT.’
New attitude: Since then fans have seen Gemma enlist the help of her close friend – and former flame – Charlie King, now he has qualified as a personal trainer and can help her overhaul her lifestyle
Her followers were full of praise for her bold post, enthusing, ‘What a natural woman’, ‘Love your confidence’ and ‘Gorgeous’.
Gemma had also shared a tweet with fans, again teasing at ‘exciting news’, that revealed she is feeling ‘focused and fabulous’.
And it’s not just her new attitude towards her frame that has caught attention recently, as Gemma has also been hinting at a new romance.
‘Is this your man?’: Gemma drove fans wild with an earlier snap of the same shirtless hunk sparking romance rumours
Hunk in his trunks: Dancing without a shirt on, the beefcake displayed his rippling muscles as he shimmied around the tropical setting
He’s got the moves: Wearing a beige baseball cap, the man smiled as he wiggled his hips seductively and flexed his bulging muscles
While on holiday in Portugal, the bubbly blonde shared a shirtless photo of her mystery man, as well as a clip of him dancing.
Dancing without a shirt on, the hunk displayed his rippling muscles as he shimmied around the tropical setting.
Wearing a beige baseball cap, the man smiled as he wiggled his hips seductively and flexed his bulging muscles.
Mystery man: Earlier in the day, she posted yet another teasing video of the tattooed hunk from a snap uploaded yesterday performing a sexy dance routine
Eye candy: With his perfectly groomed stubble and taut tum, the Adonis was sure to provide some sizzling eye candy for the blonde bombshell as she relaxed under the shade
With his perfectly groomed stubble and taut tum, the Adonis was sure to provide some sizzling eye candy for the blonde bombshell as she relaxed under the shade.
While some fans complimented the ‘lovely view’, others were quick to speculate the starlet is embarking on a new romance.
‘Is this your man?’ commented one, while another added: ‘Oi oi who is this tanned toned guy?’
Others followed suit, saying: ‘Who’s this mystery man?’