Keshia Knight Pulliam responds to body criticism

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    Keshia Knight Pulliam found herself naked in the mirror checking her body out after a photo of her in a bathing suit drew harsh comments from critics.

    The actress is competing in ABC’s upcoming series “Splash,” premiering tonight, on which celebrities launch themselves from diving boards apparently just for bragging rights.

    When photos of Keshia during a practice popped up online recently, she was “mortified” by the images and by the response, she told Wendy Williams.

    “I saw them, and as a woman, no matter what, even if you don’t look like that, I was mortified. I had that moment where you like fall out in your closet,” she said.

    It’s no surprise that many had negative comments about Keshia’s body. “Keshia lookin old up here…” wrote one commenter at SandraRose.com. “Keshia what happened?????” asked another.

    Keshia admitted that she had to do a double take after seeing the photos, which she suspects may have been altered.

    “I feel like they may have done something a little…it was a little bit extra. I had that moment. You know how women, we do. I straight…naked, out the shower, looked in the mirror, posed. I was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t look like that. I’m good,’” she said.

    Keshia isn’t the first celebrity to suggest that published photos may have been edited in an unflattering way. Recently, Lil Kim made the same accusation in regard to images of her in which she looked a bit bloated.

    “Years & years they have been photoshopping pics of me & sabotaging my image. I’m not putting up with that s–t no more,” Kim wrote.

    Keshia has managed to maintain a nearly spotless image throughout her years in showbiz and said she didn’t dwell on the negative.

    “I realized I can either be defeated by it or inspired by it. At the end of the day, I’m not the first or the last who’s going to have a picture that’s unflattering taken of them,” she said.

    Watch Keshia on “Wendy” below.

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