Instagram Star Alexis Ren Told to 'Put on Some Clothes' After Posting Bikini Pics

Elise Solé
Photo: @alexisren/Instagram

A social media star who was criticized for posting sexy bikini shots while on vacation is firing back with an empowering message.

Maxim cover girl Alexis Ren, 20, has built a career on posting barely clothed selfies showing off her eye-popping 34-22-34 frame. Her Instagram account boasts 10 million followers who are glued to her every move, whether she’s grocery shopping, poolside, or hanging out with a camel in the desert.


Ren is currently on vacation in an unknown glamorous locale and keeping her fans updated with a stream of sexy images, but some called out the star for showing off her body, writing messages like, “Put on some clothes,” “Put on a shirt,” “Eat,” and “Too skinny.”

On Sunday, Ren addressed her critics in a series of tweets, writing in part, “I’ve been on vacation u think I’m gonna wear sweats and tshirts hell no Ima get that tan and rock a string bikini bye.”

She wrote in another post, “High five also let’s not forget the obvious- ITS MY BODY! I can do whatever the hellllll I want with it, Ima flaunt that s*** & be proud.”






Fans thanked Ren for “slaying on the haters” and being an “inspiration.” Yahoo Style could not reach Ren for comment.


Transparency is nothing new for the Los Angeles-based model. She recently shared her struggles with restricted eating and overexercising after her mother’s death in 2014 — around the same time her modeling agency asked her to lose weight, according to Cosmopolitan. “I am now healthy and able to eat full meals without guilt,” Ren tweeted in April. “I workout because I love it…not to punish myself.” She also wrote, “I was in a toxic state of mind, and I’m so grateful to be out of that f***ing mindset.”


“I would look at my profile and be like, ‘Look at this girl! She has, like, the most perfect life!’ and I would feel so guilty for not feeling blessed all the time,” Ren told Cosmopolitan, adding that after sharing her truth with fans, “I kind of was just like, ‘I’m just going to be upfront with everyone. I have nothing to hide.”

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