I Hated My Teeth – Adelle Onyango on Body Insecurities

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For years, Adelle has received hate for her teeth. The animosity reached fever pitch during her wedding day when critics told her to fix her teeth because she can afford it.

In a clapback message on social media, Adelle informed her haters that she is perfectly okay with her teeth and that beauty is diverse.

“These crooked teeth put together a killer smile,” she said before adding, “I don’t believe in ‘flaws’. We are as we are meant to be. Beauty is diverse – there’s no ONE way to be beautiful! The greatest thing you can do for yourself, take yourself as you are my love!”

Beauty is diverse Adelle Onyango (Courtesy)

In a post 3 years later, Adelle confessed that she has not always been self-confident, it took time to accept what she considered her flaws.

The former Kiss 100 presenter disclosed that she was insecure about her arms and legs due to chronic eczema. However, a talk with her sister changed all that.

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“I was a teenager when my sister Amanda told me “Adelle you’ve got to be comfortable in your skin.” I don’t know what dumb shit I had done for her to tell me that but I carry those words with me to date.

We don’t give our bodies the credit they deserve! They have carried us across battlefields, they are our homes, our shelter, protection. They gat us!!! I hated my scars for years, hated my teeth, my legs, my arms – we are conditioned to believe the lie that there is a normal and anything outside that normal is wack AF.

Please start loving your body TODAY. Start small, do it daily, dress it up, dress it down, get to know it, talk to it. There is no normal, there is YOU,” read her post.

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