Below Deck's Izzy Wouters shares unedited photo for body positivity

Below Deck's Izzy Wouters shares unedited photo for body positivity

She’s one of the new Australian stars making waves on Bravo’s hit reality series, Below Deck.


And on Friday, Izzy Wouters decided to use her platform for body positivity by sharing an unedited photo of herself in a bikini.


Posing with her back to the camera, the Sydneysider wrote: ‘Let’s keep normalising scars and stretch marks and moles and cellulite and hair that hasn’t been brushed for two days and all the things that make us human.’




'The perfect body is the one that you currently have': Below Deck's Izzy Wouters shared an empowering body positive post on Instagram on Friday


‘The perfect body is the one that you currently have’: Below Deck’s Izzy Wouters shared an empowering body positive post on Instagram on Friday



She added: ‘The perfect body is the one that you currently have.’


The post was met with an extremely positive reception, with many of Izzy’s followers praising her for the unfiltered moment.  


‘That is what I tell my clients all the time. Thank you for sharing this important message!! Body positive,’ wrote one. 


‘Yay for body positivity!’ gushed another fan.




'Body positive!' The post was met with an extremely positive reception, with many of Izzy's followers praising her for the unfiltered moment


‘Body positive!’ The post was met with an extremely positive reception, with many of Izzy’s followers praising her for the unfiltered moment



Speaking to Daily Mail Australia earlier this month about the gruelling casting process she underwent to get on the series, Izzy revealed she had to do endless interviews and evaluations for five months before filming started.


‘They were very thorough. They want to make sure that you are actually qualified to work on a boat and that you’re a real yachtie and know what you’re doing,’ she said.


‘Obviously there were background checks and psych evaluations and all that because you’re sticking a bunch of people on a boat so you want to make sure these people are sane,’ she continued.


‘It was thorough and it was long, but it was very much worth it.’




Going global: Izzy is one of the new Australian stars making waves on Bravo's hit reality series, Below Deck


Going global: Izzy is one of the new Australian stars making waves on Bravo’s hit reality series, Below Deck



The stewardess also said that the authenticity of Below Deck appealed to her more than the manufactured nature of some other reality shows.


‘It’s not like you’re these glamorised, fake people on this scripted show,’ she said.


‘Everything that happens on the show is real… we’re just real normal people trying to make a living and this is our job,’ she continued.




'It's not like you're these glamorised, fake people on this scripted show': The stewardess said that the authenticity of Below Deck appealed to her more than the manufactured nature of some other reality shows


‘It’s not like you’re these glamorised, fake people on this scripted show’: The stewardess said that the authenticity of Below Deck appealed to her more than the manufactured nature of some other reality shows



‘It’s not like we’re Instagram models or anything like that, and that’s what appealed to me about the show.’


Izzy was born in New Zealand but raised in Australia from the age of four.


The brunette beauty entered the yachting industry four years ago as a way to travel and see the world.


She joins the season as a stewardess and is described by Bravo as someone who ‘takes her job seriously and hopes to form strong friendships on board’.



Tune in! The latest season of Below Deck is currently airing on Foxtel and streaming on Hayu in Australia


Tune in! The latest season of Below Deck is currently airing on Foxtel and streaming on Hayu in Australia