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Lizzo in Bathing Suit Is "Back to Work"

Here is how she stays healthy and happy.

Lizzo knows how to get our attention! The "Truth Hurts" singer is currently at an undisclosed beach location, sharing lots of photos and videos on social media. In many of them she flaunts her famous curves in a gold swimsuit. "Back to work," she captioned a gallery, hamming it up while taking a dip in the pool. How has the 33-year-old singer become the self-confidence queen? Read on for 10 of Lizzo's most inspiring and motivational messages—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Embraces Her Body Icon Status

"I think I have a really hot body! I'm a body icon, and I'm embracing that more and more every day," she recently told People. "It may not be one person's ideal body type just like, say, Kim Kardashian might not be someone's ideal, but she's a body icon and has created a modern-day beauty standard. And what I'm doing is stepping into my confidence and my power to create my own beauty standard. And one day that will just be the standard."


She Is "Beautiful" and "Healthy"

Lizzo wants to make it clear: Just because she has curves, doesn't mean her health is compromised. "Okay, we all know I'm fat," she told People. "I know I'm fat. It doesn't bother me. I like being fat, and I'm beautiful and I'm healthy. So can we move on?"


She Doesn't Let Critics Impact Her Self-Esteem

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Lizzo was once accused of fueling the "obesity epidemic" via Twitter. Her response? To take a step back from social media. "That was the end of that era for me," she told Rolling Stone.


She Survived Body Dysmorphia

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Like many young girls, Lizzo once struggled with body image issues. However, she doesn't battle them anymore.  "I've come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved," she told  Rolling Stone.


She Is "Body Neutral"

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Lizzo wants to make it clear: She is "body neutral" not "body positive. "It's exhausting," she said in the December 2021 issue of Essence Magazine. "And that's the point. I don't want to talk about this anymore. We should be neutral about bodies." She has also used the term "body normative" to describe her approach. "I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, 'Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body-positive.' No, being fat is normal," she explained to Vogue in 2020. "I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here. We have to make people uncomfortable again, so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right?" 


She Takes Care of Herself

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"Self care is in the little moments — bathing, sweating, washing your hair.. it's in laughing so hard you can barely catch a breath, your lungs expanding on a morning jog… now more than ever we need to enjoy the quiet within ourselves," Lizzo said on Instagram.


She Wants Everyone to Feel "Good As Hell"

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"Let me talk to y'all for a second," Lizzo told fans at the 2019 MTV VMAs. "It's so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn't love you back, am I right?" she said. "So I want to take this opportunity right now to just feel good….. Because you deserve to feel good …. So tell me how you're feeling?" 


She Celebrates Her "Imperfections"

Lizzo celebrates all things about herself that others may consider imperfections. "I'm doing this for myself. I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalizing the dimples in my" backside "or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. … I think it's beautiful," she told Essence


She Loves Herself So She Can Live

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"I don't think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it's a decision that has to be made for survival; it was in my case," she explained to NBC News. "Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? 'Cause this is who you're gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself." 


She Works Out Daily

"I want people to realise that fitness doesn't have a look or an aesthetic or a weight. Fitness is a very personal thing that's between you and your doctor," she told Billboard. "To have a big black girl singing about how she's working on the calisthenics – because mind you, I be in the gym everyday, but people don't believe that … I think that it's empowering for young girls, to see that it's okay to work out and not have a six-pack."

Leah Groth
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