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Marquita Pring Shares Something She Used to Be Ashamed Of

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SI Swimsuit model Marquita Pring can remember being insecure about her stretch marks since she was just a young child. “I’d say I was around 10 or 11 when I started to notice them on my arms, on my belly, on my back and just feeling horrified because I had no idea what that was,” she recalls. Naturally, she looked outside of herself for the validation that would tell her that those stretch marks were completely natural but found nothing to ease her suffering. “It wasn’t happening to my friends but it was happening to me,” she says. “No one was talking about it. It's just like this thing I had to deal with and hide.” Now Pring has learned to love her stretch marks saying, “It has nothing to do with being big - it's a human thing. Now I definitely love my stretch marks. I have no shame in showing them. It's me, it's part of me. If you have an issue with that then I don’t need you in my life — it doesn’t matter to me.”