Dawn Ward says she is not jealous of girls who post bikini pictures online, despite recently gaining a stone in weight.
The ‘Real Housewives of Cheshire’ star claims that she is not envious of people who share bikini snaps of themselves, because she prefers to concentrate on being happy in her own body.
Speaking on ‘This Morning’, she said:
“I have come back and I’m a stone heavier. Look, at the end of the day I’m not going to look at some young girl in a bikini thinking, ‘Oh my God, look at her.’
“I would think, ‘You’re a stone heavier, you’ve had too much food get on a diet and sort yourself.’
“Don’t go looking on the negativity on someone else or strive to be somebody.
“You’ve got to be happy within yourself. I think there’s much deeper issues.
“Whether you go on social media or not, you are going to see people that are good looking, have got more money and have got bigger and better things, and actually it’s about the way they feel about as a person.”
The blonde stunner has come under fire previously for over-sharing on social media, but she insisted posting messages and pictures on the online platform can be positive, admitting her and her family have inspired others by displaying their strength as a unit.
“It was a family decision to join ‘The Real Housewives’ and I have no regrets and it’s been amazing.
“But we share our whole life, our family and there have been some really positive things for me personally with social media.
“My husband’s parents – his mother’s got quite severe Alzheimer’s and his father has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
“We decided as a family we are going to make memories this year.
“I cannot tell you how many people have been on my social media to say they have lost a parent.”