This news has been received from: FOX News

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

Every body is a swimsuit body, and one positive fitness blogger is celebrating just that.

Danae Mercer, a journalist and influencer specializing in health and wellness, recently went viral for highlighting how misleading social media images can truly be with a little help from the right lights, cameras and angles.

In a Thursday Instagram post that has since been liked nearly half a million times, the former editor-in-chief of Women's Health Middle East shared side-by-side mirror selfies in a one-piece swimsuit.


In one image, Mercer angled her body to play up her back and thighs; in another, she squatted to show off cellulite and stretch marks.

Citing lighting as the “main difference” between the two pictures, Mercer pointed out that her “lumps and bumps are on show” in the second picture -- and explained why that’s realistic.  

“When I worked in magazines, we shot at sunrise or sunset. On most sets, there were people holding SUN DIFFUSERS and REFLECTORS to help create the perfect FLATTERING balance of shadow and light,” she explained. “The same thing happens on SOCIAL MEDIA, just in a different form.”

“It’s art and photography, and there is no shame in wanting to look FIERCE,” the Dubai-based blogger went on. “But I also want to remind you about how SO MUCH on here is FILTERED. POSED. PERFECTED.”


With that being said, Mercer urged her following of 840,000 not to compare themselves to others or their picture-perfect highlight reels shared the internet.

“You’re just seeing their snapshots taken in PERFECT LIGHT,” she stressed.

Mercer’s candid words of advice have since gone viral, as her honest post has since received over 445,000 likes online.

“You’re so real and amazing. A hell of a woman,” one fan wrote. “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”


“You have no idea how much these posts have helped my self-esteem,” another confessed.

“I will strive to have your confidence. And thank you for all you do to change perception,” another echoed.

Mercer often uses her Instagram platform to make a splash and speak her mind, tackling topics like diet culture, photo editing and self-confidence.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

News Source: FOX News

Tags: security innovation computers video games military tech security innovation computers video games military tech

Patriots Linked to Free Agent and Former No. 1 Decide

Next News:

Heather Dubrow Reacts To Daughter Coming Out As Bisexual

Getty Heather Dubrow in 2018

On June 30, 2020, Max Dubrow, who is the daughter of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow, posted an exciting announcement on her Instagram page. In the Instagram post, Dubrow announced that she identifies herself as bisexual. Dubrow shared a photo of herself wrapped in a rainbow flag with the caption, “I always knew I was bi, I just thought it was bipolar.” Dubrow is 16 years old.

Parents Heather and Terry Dubrow had the best response. On the photo, Heather Dubrow commented, “Love you my baby ❤️❤️❤️”, and dad Terry Dubrow commented, “Proud of you. You do the DNA so well.” Heather Dubrow then reposted the original photo to her Instagram page, writing, “I love you my beautiful, hilarious, amazing child! I am SO proud to be your Mother !

Other News

  • Eden Levine Flashes Major Cleavage, Luscious Lips In Gold Bikini
  • Father and daughter duos viral video gets Michelle Obamas attention
  • A 19-year-old went viral for redesigning Katy Perry's new album cover and she offered to let him do the next one
  • Kim Lee Flashes Cleavage In Neon Green Cutout Top
  • Fauci says that in his 40 years of dealing with viral outbreaks, he’s never seen anything like COVID-19
  • Valentina Sampaio Is Sports Illustrateds First Transgender Cover Model
  • Instagram influencer Hushpuppi kidnapped by the FBI, lawyer claims
  • WATCH: ‘Florida Karen’ Goes Viral After Calling Black Lady ‘Good Little Slave’ For Carrying Masks
  • WATCH: Florida Karen Goes Viral for Calling Black Woman Good Little Slave For Wearing Mask
  • Black Men Matter: Viral photo sparks movement for mental health, empowerment
  • Alexis Skyy Sizzles In A Black-And-White Bikini For Her 26th Birthday Celebration
  • Fact Check: Old Video of Amitabh Bachchan Lauding Doctors of Nanavati Hospital Is Spread on Social Media As Legend’s Latest Message on Being Diagnosed With COVID-19
  • Guest Lineups for the Sunday News Shows
  • Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor Have NOT Tested Positive for Coronavirus, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni Calls Out a Viral Fake Tweet Suggesting So (View Post)
  • Jade Roper Shows Off Baby Bump In New Instagram Photo
  • Jersey Shore Star Angelina Pivarnick Shows Off Her Killer Curves In A Jeweled Bikini
  • Nina Dobrev Shows Some Leg In Red-And-White Bikini In Riverside Photo
  • Bruna Rangel Lima Wows In A Cut-Out Swimsuit On The Beach
  • A month after viral racist videos, protesters gather at Torrance park