Gemma Collins holidays with mystery hunk as she flashes her bod in sexy swimsuitLIFE
Gemma Collins has been entertaining her fans with dozens of sexy selfies on her sun drenched holiday.
But one snap has got more attention than others.
The curvy reality star shared a steamy snap of her holiday companion - a very toned chap with some rather interesting tattoos.
She captioned the steamy picture: "Lovely day today #happyholidays #holidaytime." Eagle eyed fans thought the mystery man was Gemma's pal Mike Hassini who is with her on holiday - but others pointed out her ex TOWIE co-star has a very distinctive chest tattoo.
Fans took to Instagram gushing over the mystery man, one wrote “nice view”, another “Yuimmy photo”, and a further admirer asking: “Oi oi who is this tanned toned guy?”
The TOWIE star uploaded a cheeky selfie on Friday morning showing her topping up her tan abroad, adding the caption: "On Fridays we tan #curvegamestrong HAPPY AND JUICY."
She then shared a Serena Williams quote to Twitter which read: "I'm not asking you to like my body. I'm just asking you to let me be me."
Gemma added: "Be body beautiful no matter what size you are."
The Essex star was inundated with compliments from fans praising her positive body message and body confidence, and telling Gemma she looked brilliant in her black one piece.
One fan said: "So pretty, curves are just the best."
Another remarked: "You know what Gemma. You are stunning."
Dozens more told Gemma how fantastic she looks without makeup, with one saying: "That's natural beauty right there."
Gemma was always been open in the past about her weight struggle, revealing how she has yo-yoed between a size 22 and a 12 over the years.
Now, the 36-year-old is now on a body positivity mission on Instagram, posting a series of swimsuit pictures and preaching that “confidence is key to sexiness”.
Commenting on one of her own holiday pictures, she wrote, “I can't follow this RIB CAGE trend what a load of ** but I can follow my own! EVERYTHING my MAMA gave me LOVE your body what the hell is the rib cage trend lol !!!! just get your body's out girls and enjoy your holiday my hips don't lie ! Lol it's too stressful trying to be picture perfect be your OWN KIND OF PERFECT”. [sic]
It comes after Gemma recently opened up about her struggle to conceive a child – and revealed that her weight is a major barrier to becoming a mum.
Speaking to co-star Charlie King , she said: "I still haven't met the love of my life yet. Being the new found woman that I am, I've decided to take the route of freezing my eggs."
"But you know, if you are overweight and you're trying to have a baby, you're at a 40 per cent chance, basically. So less than half way.
"I need to lose weight,” she said, adding: "If I had the body to match I'd be the fittest girl in Essex, I know I would. I'd be pregnant in five minutes."
She's since lost weight and on the TOWIE finale last week, Gemma tearfully asked Chloe Sims to be her future baby’s godmother after vowing that she WILL get pregnant.
The fashion designer was dealt a blow recently when a doctor told her she has a low ovarian reserve, meaning she doesn’t have enough eggs to ensure a good chance of getting pregnant.
She was advised against freezing her eggs.
On the series finale, Gemma had a heart to heart with Chloe Sims about the future which, for her, means kids.
“If nothing happens good for me this year, I am going to go through that pregnancy route,” said Gemma.
“I would like you to be the godmother because you’re a strong woman and I know if anything happens to me, my baby would be alright.
“I really hope I get to be a mum, Chloe.”
Chloe told her: “I can’t think of anything more amazing than you being a mum. You will be. You are fabulous and you will be a mum.”