She’s the Australian model and fitness coach known for her glowing complexion and incredible physique.
But despite her stunning good looks Steph Claire Smith has always tried to be as raw and honest with her followers as possible, admitting she has struggled with body image issues in the past.
In a bid to continue sharing her life warts and all the 24-year-old showcased two pimples that had grown on her face overnight, calling them ‘b1 and b2’ on Instagram.
In a bid to continue sharing her life warts and all the 24-year-old showcased two pimples (pictured) that had grown on her face overnight, calling them ‘b1 and b2’ on Instagram
But her fans weren’t so convinced the message she was sending was a positive one – particularly because her face still looked remarkably clear.
‘Do you understand how insensitive and offensive it is to your followers who actually have bad skin when you are complaining about having two tiny pimples? One that you literally cannot even see? Get a grip hun,’ one woman wrote underneath the bikini shot.
Steph noticed the comment and decided to reply: ‘Sorry I forgot that I’m not human and can’t complain about anything. You’re totally right.’
But her fans weren’t so convinced the message she was sending was a positive one – particularly because her face still looked remarkably clear
Steph noticed the comment and decided to reply: ‘Sorry I forgot that I’m not human and can’t complain about anything. You’re totally right’
Others rushed to her aide, pointing out that even Instagram celebrities were allowed to share their insecurities.
‘The funniest part about all these negative comments is that Steph not once “complained” about the pimples on her face,’ a follower said.
‘People are so quick to assume that influencers are being hurtful and ungrateful for what they have. REAL WOMEN EMPOWER OTHER WOMEN. STOP HATING.’
Steph, who is the co-founder of fitness group Keep It Cleaner, has previously spoken about how a change in her figure and metabolism led her down a dark road of discomfort in her body.
‘I was 18, ate whatever I wanted (a lot of junk),’ she wrote at the time.
And on Wednesday, the 24-year-old shared an eye-opening snap of how her body has changed since she was 18 (left) in a photo she dubbed ‘a different kind of before and after’
What is Steph Claire Smith’s Day on a Plate?
Breakfast: A green peanut butter and banana smoothie for brekkie, and an English breakfast tea for caffeine
Lunch: Generally poached eggs with avocado, spinach, and gluten-free bread
Snack: A KIC Bliss Ball for something sweet
Dinner: Typically anything with meat and vegetables like a Surf n Turf Salad, or Baked Sticky Chicken with Greens
Dessert: KIC Radical Rocky Road or frozen fruit and a peppermint tea
‘Me now, age 24 eating a balanced diet going off the 80/20 rule majority of the time (I weigh about 10kg more),’ she continued, sharing a recent image.
Steph shared the image in a bid to help girls struggling to accept unexpected changes in their bodies.
‘When my metabolism slowed down, I gained weight and couldn’t get away with eating whatever anymore. I went through a stage of being incredibly confused and upset,’ she said.
‘I couldn’t understand why, when I started eating well and exercising, my body was still not going back to how it was when I was 18.’
Steph said it took her a long time to realise that it was simply her body ‘developing into its womanly figure’.
‘Now everyone is different, every woman’s body is different, some change a lot over time, some have the same body type their whole life, but for me, I went from being lanky and skinny to curvy and muscular,’ she said.
‘Through the pressures I put on myself through modelling I continued to get upset at the thought of never having those measurements again. Makes me sad thinking back at that mental state of mine.
‘I feel strong, fit, healthy and confident now but it really was a journey. Being the best you isn’t the skinniest/smallest you… being the best you you can be comes from being healthy and happy and embracing what you’ve got.’