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Elliot Page Shares Topless Photo To Celebrate ‘The Joy I Feel In My Body’

Elliot Page has shared a shirtless photo to celebrate 'the joy I feel in my body'.
Credit: Alamy & @elliotpage/Instagram

Elliot Page has shared a shirtless photo to celebrate ‘the joy I feel in my body’.

The Umbrella Academy star, 37, has starred in huge films such as Inception and Juno – for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

Page came out as a trans man in 2020.

In a heartfelt social media post at the time, Page wrote: “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.

“I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”

But now, Page has gone viral once more – this time for sharing a topless photo to celebrate his top surgery…

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Three months after Page came out, he appeared on the cover of Time magazine – where he spoke about the procedure he went through.

“It has completely transformed my life,” he said in the interview.

The X-Men star described the surgery as something that, has made it finally possible for him to recognise himself when he looks in the mirror

Page also added that the procedure allowed for him to be freed from the ‘total hell’ that was puberty.

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Elliot Page said that the procedure transformed his life. Credit: @elliotpage/Instagram

Following his Time interview, Page sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss his transformation and said that it felt ‘crucial and important’ for him to share his coming out story following the rise in backlash toward the transgender community.

He told the host: “I was expressing this to people in my life much before posting that letter and telling people for the first time and knowing I wanted a moment to become comfortable in myself and to be able to get to that point.

“For me, in this time we’re in right now and especially with this horrible backlash we’re seeing towards trans people, particularly trans youth, it really felt imperative to do so.”

The Hard Candy star later posted a topless photo of his transformation – which garnered more than 1.3 million likes

Fans of Page took to the comments to share their happiness for him – while also sharing their own personal stories.

One person writes: “So grateful to witness this new and free expression of you!”

A second fan comments: “You inspire me as a non-binary person who struggles with that same uncomfortably during the summer.

“Trying to find clothes that don’t make you dysphoric but also not too hot since wearing a big shirt in the summer regardless of if you’re in the water is uncomfortable.”

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Elliot Page came out as a trans man in 2020. Credit: Alamy

“This makes me so f***ing happy to see you, you look so handsome,” adds a third.

“Elliot you are an absolute inspiration to me,” gushes another person.

A fifth fan pens: “So happy for you and the light you are spreading.

“Everyone deserves joy and to live as their authentic self and to feel at home in their body. Congrats.”

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In his Instagram post, the Whip It actor opens up to fans about his battle with confidence.

Posing shirtless, he pens: “Dysphoria used to be especially rife in the summer.

“No layers, just a T-shirt – or layers and oh so sweaty – constantly looking down, readjusting my oversized T.

“It feels so f’ing good soaking in the sun now, I never thought I could experience this, the joy I feel in my body.

“I am so grateful for what gender-affirming care has allowed me and I look forward to sharing more of my journey soon.”

 

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.