Bekah Martinez has kissed her razors goodbye! The Bachelor star opened up about not shaving her legs in a candid Instagram post on Thursday, August 15.
The 24-year-old shared a snap of herself rocking a green cocktail dress and bushy legs for the OK!Magazine and WEtv's Love After Lockup season premiere bash earlier this week.
"I went to a red carpet event without shaving my legs!! This may sound really dumb, but it was a big deal for me," she captioned the post.
She continued, "I’ve finally gotten to the point where I feel (almost) totally comfortable like this. I stopped shaving my legs and armpits about a year ago as a practice of self-love."
The Fresno native went on to reveal that shewas bullied when she was younger for the hair on her legs. "I grew up HATING the hair on my body. I was teased for it, snuck my mom’s razor at age 9, and would pray that god would remove my hair from the neck down. I would panic every time I got invited to go swimming and hadn’t shaved," she added.
"When I got pregnant, I decided to work to overcome this insecurity. It’s not about 'not believing in shaving,' it’s about believing I AM BEAUTIFUL, ATTRACTIVE AND 'FEMININE' NO MATTER WHERE I HAVE HAIR ON MY BODY," Bekah wrote.
"It’s about showing girls you don’t have to listen when society tells you your natural features are ugly or gross," she said. "It has taken months to get used to it. The horrible online comments don’t help. But I’m getting there."
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