We all get insecure about our bodies, and we all have scars in our past – even if we don’t look the part.

Model and social media star Lucas Dell certainly fits the “hunk” bill, but in a new revealing post, he talks about the hard times he had as a young kid – and how things changed for him.

Lucas Dell
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Lucas Dell is a 22-year-old openly gay actor and model who currently has more than 325,000 followers on Instagram. Naturally, many of his followers are there for his good looks and thirst-photos, but it wasn’t always easy for him.

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“My younger self”, Lucas wrote in an emotional Instagram post this week, “Who used to cry for being called ‘fat’ and ‘weird’ would be proud to see where I am right now.'”

And he continues:

“I remember getting jealous of people who had the “good genes” of never needing to try, and always wanting to be fit when I grew up (I still add to that ‘when I grow up’ list).

Overtime I learned that it’s about loving the journey and myself first, prioritizing health and love and happiness over the concept of just wanting to be attractive.

I still get apprehensive about my body and I still have insecurities, but it has a lot to do with my environment and never quite shaking the things that formed who I am today.”

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