‘My hair’, ‘my stretch marks’ and ‘my kind eyes’ are all some of the positive attributes Irish celebrities have shared about themselves in a new social media campaign, #insideandout.
The campaign, launched by the current Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan, encourages people to share two messages on social media; something they love about themselves physically and something they love about themselves on the inside.
"I realised that Irish people, we are a self-deprecating nation. We can't take praise, we can't take compliments and people, young men and women, adolescents and people in their twenties, have no self esteem, a negative body image and I think it's such a plague among young people and I think it just adds to the issue of mental health," Elysha told RTÉ TEN.
Rose of Tralee @2015RoseElysha wants to empower people through her #InsideANDOut campaign https://t.co/3PjpEuH9Ndhttps://t.co/zBQRFppoUu— Entertainment on RTÉ (@RTE_Ents) June 1, 2016
RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey got straight to the point praising his ‘kind eyes’ and ‘charm with the ladies’ - sure we wouldn't have doubted him.
The lovely @MartyM_RTE got behind Elysha's campaign @RoseofTralee_ #insideandout @RTERadio1 @bloominthepark pic.twitter.com/hZpVYR9ON4— Ray D'Arcy Radio (@RadioRayRTE) June 1, 2016
While Dáithí Ó Sé is proud of his ‘nice feet, comedian Bernard O'Shea really REALLY likes his hair.
well done @2015RoseElysha #insideandout pic.twitter.com/e3kuwgu0LC— Dáithí Ó Sé. (@daithi_ose) June 2, 2016
Ray D’Arcy has also got behind the campaign as he feels his show has "long association with mental health issues".
Ray D'Arcy says the main message of @2015RoseElysha's #InsideANDOut campaign is to be comfortable in your own skinhttps://t.co/6t8mdFuf4L— Entertainment on RTÉ (@RTE_Ents) June 1, 2016
Use the hashtag #insideandout to get involved.
@oisinlangan @roche_donna @AimeeLouKeane @brianhurley1 #InsideANDOut "I love my... pic.twitter.com/P2CYs46nzf— John Drummey (@JohnDrummey) June 1, 2016
The ultimate girl crush & all round cool chick @daniellamoyles taking part in the #InsideAndOut campaign ❤️🌹📸 pic.twitter.com/eI7Vcnl4ze— Elysha Brennan (@2015RoseElysha) June 1, 2016
The absolutely incredible Ciara who is truely BEAUTIFUL on the #InsideAndOut #RoseOfTralee ❤️📷 pic.twitter.com/OUlOgXXDtt— Elysha Brennan (@2015RoseElysha) June 2, 2016
My sister who never ceases to amaze me ❤️ (can you guess her name) #InsideAndOut #RoseOfTralee pic.twitter.com/d9gsj1EdVI— Elysha Brennan (@2015RoseElysha) June 1, 2016
We can’t wait to hear what other Irish celebrities have to say.