Gemma Collins shared a hot throwback swimsuit snap on Instagram on Monday as she wished her 2.2 million followers a positive start to the week.
The TOWIE favorite, 42, was photographed posing on a beach lounger as she slipped into a pink and white Dior swimsuit.
The TV sensation looked stunning as she beamed through the lens, showing off her sun-kissed tan during a previous holiday.
Gemma accompanied her latest picture with a positive message as she wrote: “Monday mantra, don't become a clone, be YOU and your own kind of beauty. It doesn't matter what you look like, it matters who you are. NAMASTE.”
Fans were quick to swarm the star with comments on her post, with many praising her for her body-positive memories.
Gemma Collins shared a hot swimsuit snap on Instagram on Monday and wished her 2.2 million followers a positive start to the week
Gemma loves sharing lots of body positivity messages on social media
She shared these words along with her swimsuit snap
One fan said: “Beautiful Hun xx.”
Another commented: “Yes gem!!!! Be your own kind of beauty ❤️.'
“❤️ Keep shining,” a third encouraged her.
“Queen GC❤️,” another user gushed.
“Beautiful inside and out,” one remarked.
Another person couldn't resist praising her style and said; “I love your swimsuit xx.”
“Queen…there is only one GC…you are the best xx,” wrote another.
“Stunning,” one fan shouted at her, while another repeated, “Glowing.”
Fans were quick to slam the star with comments on her post
Earlier last week, Gemma posted the same snap alongside another photo in a bikini – and issued a stern warning to her followers about slimming pill adverts that falsely portrayed her as a brand ambassador.
She shared two images on Instagram – the first was taken in Greece in 2020, shortly after she lost three kilos through controversial diet vaccinations, and the other, more recent image shows her current image.
In a long caption next to the two shots, she warned her followers about pills and wrote: “I'm getting so many messages about someone advertising slimming pills on Facebook with my pictures attached! PLEASE DON'T BUY.”
The two images accompanying her post – which were taken four years apart – were intended to show the alleged transformation of the mis-sold pills.
Gemma's warning comes four years after she made headlines for using SkinnyJabs, a rapid weight loss treatment – a recommendation she later admitted was “irresponsible” and a career move she openly regrets.
Gemma's full post read: “Hello everyone, I'm just stopping by as this has been brought to my attention and I'm getting so many messages about someone promoting slimming pills on Facebook with my pictures attached! …”
“PLEASE DO NOT BUY‼️ I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS‼️ Stay safe everyone, if you come across this, get in touch‼️‼️‼️‼️ hopefully Facebook will be deactivated. Dear GC x please don't buy, remember your beautiful…
“Please don’t fall for the fake advertisements and please stay safe, don’t buy these!!!” I have NOTHING to do with them!!!! X'.
In 2021, Gemma admitted she regrets promoting weight loss injections while trying to lose weight and believes the word “diet” should be banned.
The TV personality joined media figures such as former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona in endorsing the “quick” weight loss drug SkinnyJabs after she admitted she was desperate to lose 1.5kg with the 250lb injections .
However, her paid promotional work has since been dismissed as “irresponsible” amid claims the product itself had potentially “life-altering” side effects, and Gemma says she now regrets getting involved.
Speaking on her BBC Sounds podcast, she said: “I said I'm not promoting diet injections or anything like that…”
“I kind of regret doing it, but I feel like sometimes you get so desperate and want to lose weight, but actually I got away from those diet commercials…”
“I wish we could get rid of the word diet, people think, 'Oh my God, diet, that's a bad thing.' It's basically just what works for you.”
In 2020, Gemma posted promotional images for the brand on Instagram with the caption: “A lot of people have said to me: 'Gemma, you look amazing, how do you do it?' SkinnyJab has helped me the whole time.”
The caption included the disclaimer “#AD,” which celebrities are required to use when a post is paid.
The vaccinations have raised concerns because they contain the active ingredient liraglutide. Users are at risk of developing cancer, low blood pressure, skin rashes, and swelling of the lips, face, and tongue.
Other negative side effects include dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation and breathing problems.
Earlier last week, Gemma posted the same snap alongside another photo in a bikini – and issued a stern warning to her followers about slimming pill adverts that falsely portrayed her as a brand ambassador
Gemma's warning comes four years after she made headlines for using SkinnyJabs, a rapid weight loss treatment – a recommendation she later admitted was “irresponsible” and a career move she openly regrets
Gemma has revealed the results of her weight loss
It is generally approved for two types of patients: people with a BMI over 27 and a weight-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, and obese patients with a BMI over 30 and no underlying medical conditions.
Liraglutide is not routinely prescribed on the NHS for weight loss. Studies have shown that users lose around eight percent of their body weight after one year of treatment. But beyond two years, there is no evidence that patients maintain their weight.
After posting her warning, Gemma returned to the photo-sharing site to post another picture in a swimsuit, this time showing her frolicking on a yacht.