Bodybuilder Megan decided to ditch the razor at the beginning of 2016
A BRAVE fitness blogger has revealed the result of not shaving her legs for a year – to inspire others to embrace natural beauty.
Morgan Mikenas – who post fitness videos for her 7,000 Instagram followers – unveiled her hair in a post called “Why I Don’t Shave.”
She revealed she had been bullied for her hairy legs in a gym class at school, when she was 11 or 12, and ran home crying to ask her mum if she could learn how to shave.
But at the beginning of last year she ditched the razor and hasn’t shaved her armpits or legs since.
In a video posted to her YouTube channel she explained: “I guess my number one reason why I stopped was that it just took so much time.
“It took so much of my time to get in the shower and have to shave everything and then wash my hair and then wash my body it’s just like another thing.
“I just, one day, was like ‘why am I doing this anymore? This just takes so much time.’
“After I let it do its thing and grow out I just realised ‘oh hey this is kind of nice’. It started getting super soft.
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“When you shave your body hair it’s prickly and itchy and uncomfortable. So I guess that’s another reason why.
“I’m not trying to make all of humanity just stop shaving armpits and leg hair anymore. I just want to inspire others and what works for you, what makes you feel the most comfortable.”
Morgan revealed that she used to work in childcare and got a brutally frank reaction when she took them swimming.
One told her: “Oh my god, you look like a man!”
But she asked: “What does that say if that’s how these kids are being taught? I’ve even seen kids in third grade that shave their legs.”
In her Instagram post she told followers to try, “accepting and loving your body and your “flaws” because you know they are what makes you who you are.
“If you are focused on being true to yourself in every moment, you are less concerned what others think, which will lead to peace of mind.
“When you have nothing to hide and you can freely be yourself, there is a profound peace/confidence you will emanate to the world that will inspire others,”
She also wrote: “What is beauty anyway? To me… it’s to be beautiful before someone else told you what beautiful is supposed to be. Just as you are, you are beautiful.”
But cruel trolls took to her account to abuse her.
One said: “You are disgusting. Women are very beautiful shaved and well treated.
Another said he spat his breakfast out when he saw her adding: “Had to come here to let you know thats how disgusting this is.
“I’m all for women doing whatever they want but this is simply GROSS.”
But fans leapt to her defence, with one writing: “no you’re disgusting!”
“She isn’t making women look ugly you f***ing moron, she is being an independent women who doesn’t want to do the same routine other women do.”
If you’re not ready to follow Megan’s lead, we recently revealed the correct way to shave your legs, as you may have been doing it all wrong.