Reality TV star Teddi Mellencamp has clapped back at the haters.
On Monday the 40-year-old Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star took to social media to slam trolls who told her she should not have worn a mini dress to the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday because it exposed the cellulite on the back of her legs.
The star was not having any of it as she replied that she is ‘proud’ of the marks on her legs adding ‘most’ people have the same anyhow.
Not having it: Reality TV star Teddi Mellencamp has clapped back at the haters. On Monday the 40-year-old took to social media to slam trolls who told her she should not have worn a mini dress to the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday because it exposed the cellulite on her legs
Proud of this: The star was not having any of it as she replied that she is ‘proud’ of the marks on her legs adding ‘most’ people have the same anyhow
She added that she works hard to feel good about herself and wants body flaws like cellulite to be normalized.
Mellencamp did not mince words.
‘For anyone messaging me that I shouldn’t have worn this dress to @mtvawards because you can see my cellulite. Guess what?! I am proud of it and most of us have it,’ began the mother of four.
‘Let’s normalize the reality. I work hard to for my mental and physical body to feel good.’
She then finished with: ‘For those messaging that the outfit looks like I am auditioning for DWTS – you aren’t wrong. It does.’
Teddi added three laughing emojis and a dance couple emoji.
Bravo stars have a history of competing on Dancing With The Stars. Think Lisa Rinna (from RHOBH) and Kenya Moore (from RHOA).
Back off haters: She added that she works hard to feel good about herself and wants body flaws like cellulite to be normalized
She has a point: Mellencamp did not mince words. ‘For anyone messaging me that I shouldn’t have worn this dress to @mtvawards because you can see my cellulite. Guess what?! I am proud of it and most of us have it,’ began the mother of three. ‘Let’s normalize the reality. I work hard to for my mental and physical body to feel good’
This is not the first time Mellencamp has stood up to trolls about her body.
WHAT IS CELLULITE?
Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The condition is most prevalent in women, it was added.
Many people try, with variable success, to improve the appearance of their skin through weight loss, exercise, massage and creams marketed as a solution to cellulite.
Little is known about what causes cellulite. It involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.
Medically proven treatment options are available as well, though results aren’t immediate or long lasting.
Information courtesy of the Mayo Clinic
Two years ago Teddi told fans to stop commenting on her stretch marks.
‘It’s easy to lose ourselves in comparison—how we perceive our bodies vs others,’ she wrote next to a photo of herself in a bikini.
‘We too often default to self-criticism and forget about the effort we’ve put in to get to here.’
And she works so hard to look toned that she does not want nasty comments about stretch marks to ruin her day she said.
‘I can snap a pic feeling confident in my bikini but the reality is the stretch marks and loose skin are there,’ she noted.
‘I’ve learned to love and embrace them because they tell my story.
‘So today, I am heading to the beach feeling good about myself because that’s the only way it should be.
‘With lots of SPF and Truly’s of course!’
The MTV red carpet was a big deal for Teddi.
Is is only her second big event since she had surgery on her neck.
She has been wearing a chin brace ever since, but not on the carpet.
Teddi looked fit in her little candy pink dress that shimmered as she moved. The star added high heels with a pink sole and Perspex straps.
Her legs looked toned and tanned and has bare arms sculpted. And the star carried a white clutch purse.
She wore her hair stick straight and down in a classic bob as she added pink makeup.
Back in action: She is back on the red carpet after having the skin on her chin removed
Her hit show: On the far right on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills with, from left, Garcelle Beauvais, Denise Richards, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley
Teddi revealed on social media in May that she recently had a neck lift because she felt ‘insecure’ with how she appeared in profile.
The also said that she was healing nicely with little bruising as she showed post-op images of her scar.
But it was not long before trolls criticized her for getting plastic surgery, forcing the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star to defend going under the knife.
With her friends: (L-R) Teddi, Tamra Judge, Chrishell Stause and G-Flip
Post-op: Mellencamp revealed on social media in May that she had a neck lift because she felt ‘insecure’ with how she looked in profile
One angry person shared, ‘Ur a public figure trying to help women loose weight yet your getting a face lift to remind those of us who need one who can’t afford one how ugly we are Thanku.’
Teddi responded by saying it is better that she is being honest with her fans.
‘I am being transparent with my journey,’ Mellencamp said.
‘Would you prefer I lie and pretend the loose skin on my neck disappeared? That’s not who I am. You want to only follow people that show themselves through a filtered version of themselves then I am not the person to follow.’
The daughter of crooner John Mellencamp and Victoria Granucci said that she changed her life seven years ago by being healthier which helped her loose weight.
And she has been more than happy to motivate others to get healthy.
But she argued that she is still sharing her journey, which includes her admission that she had plastic surgery.
The star feels she should be given props for being honest about all her changes and not criticism.
‘Do you appreciate me being open about my journey or would you rather I just pretend I did nothing?’ she asked.
Sharing a lot: One image saw her still in the hospital with a large bandage around her head as her face was bloated
Last month she talked about the work done.
‘I’ve been nervous to talk about this because when you have over a million followers on Instagram there are a lot of people with very strong opinions and they can come at you and they can make you feel all different kinds of ways,’ explained the star as she was makeup free with a black tank top and black Alo cap on.
She added she was ‘100 transparent’ with her fans so she wanted to tell everyone that the loose skin on her neck has always bothered her.
She tried Botox, the strings, fillers, and nothing worked, she insisted.
‘The way that my neck is and with the loose skin, the only way to do it is to pull it up,’ she said as she demonstrated the skin being pulled up with her fingers.
‘One million percent I could leave it,’ she also said but then shared that she did not want to leave it.
And she also said she was working with Dr Sarmela Sunder, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.
Looking good: Seen in 2019 in Las Vegas with her husband Edwin Arroyave
‘This doesn’t mean I don’t love the skin I’m in but this is something that has bothered me since I was a young girl, it’s a deep dark insecurity that I have and I am just gonna do something about it,’ added the star.
She also said she has loose skin on her belly but is not going to change that. She just wants the loose skin under her chin fixed.
Mellencamp has had surgery before; in 2019 she admitted to having her breasts redone.
She has three kids with husband of 11 years Edwin Arroyave. They are Slate, 11, Cruz, seven, and Dove, two.
He also has daughter Isabella from a previous relationship.