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Mon, 7 Jan, 2019Shannen Findlay

Rebecca Gibney’s honest message to her fans

Rebecca Gibney’s honest message to her fans

Rebecca Gibney is embracing her true self this New Year – and taking to Instagram to tell her followers they should too.

In a side-by-side shot, the former Packed to the Rafters star showed two selfies – one heavily filtered and another with no editing. In her post, she highlights the importance of embracing your best self in 2019.

“There’s nothing wrong with making the most of yourself – whack on a filter now and then if it makes you feel better, lipstick, makeup, surgery, weight loll, weight gain – whatever (sic),” the actress wrote in an Instagram post.

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Fantasy versus reality. There’s nothing wrong with making the most of yourself - whack on a filter now and then if it makes you feel better, lipstick, makeup, surgery, weight loss , weight gain - whatever 👍🏻👌🏻 but let’s also remember that what we often see on social media are the best bits of peoples lives. We’ve all got shonky bits, mucky bits, downright grotty bits but at the end of the day we are really all the same underneath the costumes. And we’re all just muddling through the best we can so let’s keep embracing the real in 2019. As Oscar Wilde once said - “Be Yourself - Everyone else is taken” And thank you for all your kindness and love - I read every comment and really do appreciate them. Sending love back at you 💕💕💕

A post shared by Rebecca Gibney (@rebeccagibney_) on Jan 2, 2019 at 11:28am PST

“… Let’s also remember that what we often see on social media are the best bits of people’s lives.

“We’ve all got the shonky bits, mucky bits, downright grotty bits but at the end of the day we are really all the same underneath the costumes. And we’re all just muddling through the best we can so let’s keep embracing the real in 2019.”

The 54-year-old actress is an advocate for mental health awareness, featuring in a series of images called Imperfectly Perfect – a campaign to raise awareness for mental illness and suicide prevention.

Fans of Gibney thanked her for her honest and kind words, one user writing: “… It’s revolutionary to see women and especially older women being real, alive, action packed, strong, brave and beautiful.”

“As Oscar Wilde once said,” Gibney wrote before finishing: 'Be Yourself – Everyone else is taken.'"