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Tova Leigh has shed light on the honest truth behind “perfect” Instagram selfies.

She recently posted a selfie that got her heaps of compliments and “likes”. And she’s just shared what went on behind-the-scenes – which involved taking 20 photos, cropping and editing.

Leigh wrote:

In all my mum-tum, cellulitis, granny pants and absolutely zero thigh gap glory!

Not the perfect sexy body by some dictated standard, but imperfectly fabulous because it is real and it is mine.

So next time you see a "perfect" image on IG or FB that makes you feel bad, remember this:

Social media is full of shit.

You are beautiful just the way you are.

And there is nothing sexier than being real.

And people had a great response to it.

Leigh wrote on her blog:

You have no idea how many people wrote to me following me posting that image! Hundreds in not thousands of people wrote in, to either thank me because they felt the image helped them gain some confidence and love themselves more

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