Bikini season can be pretty difficult to deal with for some women. Many work out all winter in order to debut their best bod for the summer months!
However, for former model Bethany Townsend, a fantastic bikini bod was the last thing she thought of when summer came around.
The British makeup artist suffers from Crohn's disease, an intestinal disease that affects her ability to digest food and eliminate waste. Bethany has been battling this disease since she was 3-years-old.
After a terrifying incident in 2010 when her bowels burst, she was fitted with two colostomy bags and her modeling days were over.
But, thanks to her husband, Ian, he helped her gain the confidence she needed to step out proudly in a bikini!
She recalled what her husband had said to her:
"My husband always said to me, 'If we go on holiday, I want you to wear a bikini. You've got a great body.'
The first day I was like, 'Okay, let's do it.' I'm not gonna see these people again, that's how I looked at it."
What a wonderfully supportive hubby!
It's definitely understandable that the former model was self conscious of her body after getting her colostomy bags, but we totally applaud her for this courageous move!
Every gal should definitely have her mentality if they ever want to go to the beach or sit poolside in a bikini!
[Image via Bethanny Townsend/Instagram.]
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