Are you Bikini Body ready? It’s the age old question that women have dieted all winter for to answer. What, in all seriousness, does this even mean? Bikini Body ready. What a concept, am I right? How does one get their bodies ready to sport a Bikini? Does one need to whittle themselves down to the skinniest, most bikini worthy size? Is that what they mean? Is there like, a course you can take to prepare your body to be bikini ready? Is there a test at the end you must pass before you put the bikini on? 90 or higher, or else you can’t wear the bikini?
Wow, it’s all so confusing.
Silly ole’ me thought you just put a bikini on, and therefore you are always bikini body ready?
Thankfully, there are thousands of other women out there who believe that their bodies are bikini ready when they put the bikini on their bodies, as is, no dieting no weight loss, just their bodies, and a bikini.
In London, There was immediate backlash to Protein World’s ad, featuring Some Model, who is clearly the expectation, not the reality of how women look, this big bright yellow ad with a super ‘hot’ model next to the words “ Are You Bikini Ready?” plastered all over the London Underground. People are having a hard time swallowing the idea that in order to be Bikini Body Ready, you must be a size nothing, with rock hard abs and big boobs.
15 years ago, this ad wouldn't have even raised an eyebrow. We would have probably just signed up for the damn product being advertised, convincing ourselves that our bodies were not, and maybe would never be quite ready. Women would shame themselves into a one piece swimsuit because they didn’t feel good enough.
Listen, that ad, and all ads featuring women and their bodies, are photo shopped beyond belief, and your beautiful body is ready for a bikini if you let yourself believe that.
Women like Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian helped change the ideals, I mean I’m pretty sure Amber Roses whole job is to look hot as f*ck in a Bikini, and we all know where Kim Started. Thank God. I love a big bootied girl just as much as the next.
You know your bikini body ready when you confidently strap on the slinky bikini and go out in public in it, to a beach or whatever you want to do. Walmart, or I don’t know, a car wash, where ever you want to go. Own it, Girl. You’ve got thousands of women saying ‘idgaf’ to skinny behind you!
Grab your bikini, some sunscreen, and strut your stuff the beach this weekend.The world won’t end. Promise.
Kelly Doran is a WBOB contributing writer. Read More by the author.