Learning to love your body the way it is—it goes without saying that this is important, but it can be very hard for some people. Ronda Rousey exemplifies body positivity and continues to show the world what self love is all about. Rousey is already a role model for women, but she proved what an awe-inspiring athlete she really is when she shared this post on Instagram yesterday.
I have to make an apology to everyone – I was sent a picture to share on social for Fallon that was altered without me knowing to make my arms look smaller. I won’t say by who – I know it was done with severely misplaced positive intentions – but this goes against everything I believe and I am extremely proud of every inch of my body. And I can assure you all it will never happen again. I could not be more appalled and hope you all forgive me
The shot was taken when Rousey appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night. She posted the picture—not knowing it had been altered—and then took to Instagram shortly after to express her consternation. We’re not sure who is responsible, but whomever it is should probably stay out of Ronda’s way for a while.
In case you need a reminder of how badass Rousey is, check out her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover.