Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips has denied editing photos after fans claimed she looked different during an appearance on Aftersun.
The star, who appeared on the 2020 winter series of the ITV2 dating show, insisted there’s a pretty simple explanation – the clothes she was wearing just made her body look a little different.
Shaughna, who’s previously opened up about her body image, shared gorgeous bikini snaps as she enjoyed the summer sun before appearing on Love Island: Aftersun to chat through recent drama in the villa.
Responding to a comment that asked why she looked different in the two shots, the 27-year-old said that, since she had to film immediately after the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy, she didn’t have time to adjust her dress.
‘Honestly I saw aftersun the next day and wanted to scream,’ she wrote.
‘I was wearing a ruched dress that is fab for standing or dancing but sitting down [is] not so good, also as it was live tv we literally watched England’s last penalty and then ran on set ready to go live, I wasn’t able to look in a mirror or fix my dress, I wasn’t able to sit down and reposition my dress to look more flattering, it was literally run, sit down and action!
‘So I think this is actually a perfect example of same body, different clothes/different situation. The time difference between aftersun and this picture is literally a week, i’m the same size in both (10/12), so let’s just live our livesssssss!
Shaughna said she didn’t have time to adjust her dress (Picture: Instagram/Shaughna Phillips)
‘So what if I look podgy in one picture, look skinny in one picture, look curvy in another, so BLADDDYYYYY WHATTTTT.’
Shaughna has been open about topics like body confidence, especially after she underwent liposuction last year after she was diagnosed with lipoedema, a condition which leads to an abnormal build-up of fat cells.
She explained that it affected her confidence on Love Island.
‘My heart breaks for myself. It was so bad. Not constantly, like I could get dressed and feel okay. But there were just certain parts of my journey that really do ‘til this day make me upset,’ the former islander said during a Q&A.
‘For example, there was one time, I think literally the first week we went in, and we had to do the Dirty Dancing challenge and we were told we were doing that challenge midday, and I cried from that point until when I walked out. I just thought this is my worst nightmare.’
Shaughna appeared on the first – and currently only – winter series of Love Island, which was won by Paige Turley and Finn Tapp.
Love Island returns tonight at 9pm on ITV2.
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