WWE Star Advocates Self-Love With Bikini Selfie

Though she might be a fierce opponent in the ring, WWE superstar Nia Jax is also proving that she’s fiercely proud of her body as well.

The wrestler recently posted a bikini selfie on Instagram, which can be seen as pretty typical behavior for the ladies of wrestling, but in the caption, Nia said one thing sets her apart: her body. She admitted that being plus-size in the industry wasn’t easy, but that she was proud to advocate for body positivity.

Posting a picture of myself in a bathing suit is VERY hard for me. I have never been one to show off too much skin, and it's not just because I'm a larger woman. After this amazing #Wrestlemania weekend I had a chance to speak to a bunch of young women & men. Most, if not all of them, mentioned that my #BodyPositive mindset had helped them to be able to find confidence within themselves, which really touched me and even brought me to tears numerous times. Thankfully I have always had a family that has supported me and has always reminded me that my beauty comes from within, especially my mother. She constantly reminded me that "no matter how beautiful you are on the outside, if you're insides are ugly, that will be what everyone sees & feels." Don't get me wrong, there have been many occasions where I wished I could be thinner or have a different nose or hairline to fit in, but I realized that fitting in is not always as important as it seems; I realized that I love standing out in positive ways! • I love sending a message of self-confidence and getting to share that with people. Self-confidence also goes along with being healthy! I work out all the time, I eat healthy & try (emphasis on TRY) to get as much sleep as I can. There are obviously times where I love to pig out and enjoy myself, but I always make sure to never lose my focus on being healthy, because no matter what, your health is the number one most important thing in life. We aren't meant to look the same, but we are all meant to be healthy. We are all beautiful in different ways. Staying healthy adds to beauty. Even more importantly, it will increase your self-confidence. That's been my experience at least 😉. #JaxJungle #NotLikeMost #PowerOfBeingYou

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Jax said that she had received compliments for her confidence at Wrestlemania and was inspired to take it to the next step by doing something that wasn’t always easy.

“Posting a picture of myself in a bathing suit is VERY hard for me,” she wrote. “I have never been one to show off too much skin, and it’s not just because I’m a larger woman.”

Jax emphasized her desire for women to maintain their health and their self-esteem.

Self-confidence also goes along with being healthy! I work out all the time, I eat healthy & try (emphasis on TRY) to get as much sleep as I can. There are obviously times where I love to pig out and enjoy myself, but I always make sure to never lose my focus on being healthy, because no matter what, your health is the number one most important thing in life. We aren’t meant to look the same, but we are all meant to be healthy. We are all beautiful in different ways. Staying healthy adds to beauty. Even more importantly, it will increase your self-confidence. That’s been my experience at least.

Her photo is incredibly brave amidst the body critics and high-stakes filters of Instagram, but her caption is even braver in its honesty and its message.

Nia Jax is an amazing example of a woman disrupting the negative standards that separate women in many different industries, and she’s hoping to inspire other women to do the same, one wrestling match and bikini selfie at a time.

Louis BaragonaCOLLEGECANDY Writer
Brooklyn-based writer and editor who is probably eating Mexican food and yelling something about feminism, the Kardashians and finding the perfect highlighter.
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