A blogger has made it her mission to show that you don’t need to look like a Love Islander to be beautiful.
Kate Nolan stripped down to her underwear and posed on Tower Bridge to make a point about natural bodies.
London commuters gawped at the influencer – who wore a lilac-coloured lingerie set and held onto crutches.
The 28-year-old, from Luton, Bedfordshire, hopes the stunt will remind her followers that they “do not need to be toned, tanned and plumped in the right places”.
She also wants people to know that body types seen in the ITV2 villa are “not obtainable for 99% of the population”.
On Instagram, Kate wrote: "Love Island is back. So, here's your reminder: Fat people are beautiful.”
She continued: “Saggy bellies, droopy t*ts, cellulite and bingo wings are beautiful. Disabled people are sexy. Queer people are sexy.
"YOU are sexy, and just as beautiful as the people you'll see on your telly for the next 8 weeks.
"You do not need to be toned, tanned and plumped in the right places.
“You don't need cosmetic procedures or padded pants to make your butt look bigger.
“This doesn't just apply to women; men you don't need abs and rippling biceps either.”
Kate added: "Enjoy the show, if you like it and it makes you happy. Don't watch it if it jeopardises your happiness.
“But always remember that you are worthy of love, whether you look like them or not."
The blogger has stopped watching Love Island as it started to take a toll on her self-esteem.
She explained: "I was definitely a regular viewer of the show when I was younger. I loved the drama. But I stopped watching when I went through a period of really bad mental health.
"And it was a bit of a relief. I felt freed from getting pulled into the show, and this belief that I could attain all of the things on the show.
"I'm not watching it at the moment because I don't think it'd be good for me. I don't judge anybody who watches it – it is addictive – I just think that if it's making me feel bad, I shouldn't be watching it.
"The show can create a self-esteem minefield, where people feel like they're not enough if they don't look like the people on the show."
Kate believes showcasing her natural beauty in public will help to show fans of the show they don’t need to be “perfect”.
She said: "For the normal folks sitting watching at home, who have fat and wobbly bits, not tanned or toned, it's important to put that perspective out there.
"I think a lot of people were hoping that this year, Love Island would diversify a little bit.
“But they didn't, and a lot of people I converse with were under the impression things might have been a little bit different.
"The people that go on Love Island – don't get me wrong – they're absolutely stunning, and I'm sure they're lovely people…
"All these beautiful people on beaches do look amazing but it's setting up an ideal that's not reachable for the majority of people."
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Kate, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, received an overwhelmingly positive response to her stunt.
One commenter wrote: "You are real and beautiful. It's a pity these reality programs promote only one type of body."
And another gushed: "If there were more normal people on it like this lovely lady, I would watch it.
“Why do they all have to be perfect on it? It infuriates me."
ITV have been contacted for comment.
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