The teary Instagram post read: 'I asked myself, why wasn't my original [unedited] photo good enough to share with the world?! At the time I thought, this photo of my face is not 'pretty enough' I have an image to uphold & must make it look flawless!
'Crap! It made me feel sh*t!! I don't want to conform, I want to continue to inspire real women to love themselves for the bloody breathtaking beings that we are.'
'This is me at this VERY moment, no make up, no filters or edits and I'm scared sh*tless to upload it, but want too so I prove my point that real is better, to share with you that I'm nowhere near perfect & that we all have similar feelings.'
Ali clarified that she wasn’t looking for sympathy.
'This isn't a post for anyone to feel sorry for me BUT it IS a post to inspire women to know that we're all good enough Just. The. Way. We. Are & we're all in it together!' she proclaimed.
Oetjen later took to Instagram Stories to post updates on her gym session.