'No Photoshopping allowed': Gayle King, 64, shows off beach body in family photo challenge

Gayle King (right) and niece Meckynze Schwab. Images via Instagram.

Gayle King is proudly showing off her beach body on social media, “cottage cheese thighs” and all.

The 64-year-old CBS This Morning host took to Instagram to share photos taken during a Thanksgiving trip to Mexico with her family.

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King hilariously recreated her 23-year-old niece Mekenzye Scwab’s vacation photos in what has become somewhat of an annual challenge. In 2018, the O Magazine editor-in-chief explained, “She picks the pose and I play along... I say, Life is short - have fun!”

Schwab (left) and King (right) began the photo shoot challenge in 2018. Image via Instagram.

This year, King aced the photoshoot challenge and added a body positive twist to her message to her more than 752,000 followers.

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“Tradition continues!” King wrote. “Photo shoot with [my] favourite niece, Mekynze Schwab in Mexico! Swipe left for [a] celebration of cellulite cottage cheese thighs...happy to report no photoshopping allowed!”

The mother-of-two expertly copied Schwab’s oceanside pose in a colourful striped one piece, and again mimicked her niece walking barefoot in the sand in a light blue swimsuit with ruching and ruffle detail.

The fierce photoshoot earned King praise from followers for not editing her photos.

“Gorgeous and so refreshing to see reality posted on social media,” one follower wrote.

“Refreshing to see women comfortable in their own skin! Swimwear is for boats, pools and beaches,” a female fan wrote. “You shouldn’t have to feel perfect to wear them.”

Schwab (left) and King (right). Image via Instagram.

Another said, “Beautiful. No cottage cheese - just matured beautiful body and spirit.”

Even King’s famous friend, Ashley Graham got in on the praise writing, “you look fabulous, Gayle!”

Schwab weighed on her aunt outshining her, the production assistant commented, “She out poses me every time. I’m just here to serve as inspiration at this point.”

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