Lucy Fallon talks about having body-confidence issues and how posed pictures on social media is damaging for young girls

Lucy Fallon admits to having issues with the way her body looks. However, she now tries to make time for workouts whenever she can to get over her body-image issues.

                            Lucy Fallon talks about having body-confidence issues and how posed pictures on social media is damaging for young girls
Lucy Fallon (Getty Images)

The Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon recently opened up to Fabulous magazine about her issues with body confidence, OK! reported. While speaking to Fabulous magazine she confessed that she is like everybody else and has body image issues. She said: “I just think everybody’s always got hang-ups about themselves, and once you start going to the gym and your arms are a bit smaller, then you move on to the next thing you hate about yourself. So I don’t think I’m body-conscious but I’m not body-confident either,” she admitted. “I eat a lot of s**t, I’m not healthy and I don’t do any exercise. When I was younger I used to go dancing every night, and so I could eat what I wanted and I was tiny. But now I’m noticing you can’t do that — you have to do some exercise!”

She also thinks that social media plays a big role in instigating young people to feel conscious of their body types. She said: “There’s these Insta-famous people who look amazing, but you just know that it’s not real, and I feel like sometimes people can’t see past that. People only post what they want you to see. I’ve been trying to post more pictures where they’re just in the moment rather than really posed because I think that’s part of the problem. And there are all these apps where you can make your waist this big and your bum this big and so none of it’s real. None of it. I think that’s one thing that’s really damaging for people now, especially young girls.  

"Tom (Leech, her boyfriend)’s little sister Zoe is on Instagram and she’s only 12, but she sees all this and is going to think that’s the perfect way to look. But people don’t look like that. Well, some people do, but they’ve either paid for it or had to work really, really hard for it. It’s just not realistic! I know more people my age that have had stuff done than people that haven’t. Because it’s accessible, it’s easy and if you’re working, it’s not that expensive. I wouldn’t do it myself. People can do what they want — if that’s what they want and they have the money to do it then do it. But it’s not for me, not at 22 anyway!”

Just a month ago she talked to The Sunday People about how she is trying to work out to get past her body-image issues. She said “I’m not happy with my body at the moment. So I’m going to the gym and doing something about it, rather than talking about it. I started with a personal trainer last week, and I’m going to do the plan and actually commit to it. I get insecure about things. I think body confidence is one of those things that concerns everybody. No one is ever completely happy with how they look.”