2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Cocktails

Miley Cyrus uses selfies to keep us updated on her softcore drug use, Oprah loves to show off the food she eats, and Kim Kardashian doesn’t let a day go by without posting some kind of scandalous photo of her award-winning body. We’re so used to the Instagram antics of certain celebrities that even their topless pics don’t raise our eyebrows anymore– but every once in a while, a more modest celeb will blow us away with an all-out-in-the-open picture. Today, it’s Jennifer Hudson.

Among her usual day-in-the-life photos, JHud recently posted some super-sexy bikini pictures. Showing off her teeny weeny yellow bikini, Jennifer writes, “It would take mexico to get me to play on the beach ! I’m so not that girl ! But I work hard , I deserve it right ! Plus, I earned it !”

jennifer hudson's bikini selfies

While it’s silly to act like anyone’s body is more special than anyone else’s, it’s cool that Jennifer’s been so happy with the results of her weight loss, and these pictures are pretty adorable for that reason. It’s always great to see a celebrity who’s able to love themselves and speak up in the name of body positivity, and it’s always inspiring to see someone working hard and getting results. She looks great. And, more importantly, it seems like she feels great. Good for her!

On a somewhat related note, these pictures are also making me wonder… what did people even do before Instagram? Sit around and wonder what their favorite celebrities looked like in bikinis? Cut and paste pictures of famous women’s heads onto swimsuit models in catalogues? Look at people they knew? Unbelievable.

Via E! / Photos: Getty Images, @iamjhud