Kaling’s insta post received more than 11,000 comments, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, actress Yara Shahidi, and fashion designer Tory Burch leaving positive messages for Kaling.
In the video, Kaling explained that she first began wearing bikinis during her college years when she visited her best friend Jocelyn Leavitt in Hawaii.
She was quoted as saying “What I was struck about Hawaii is that everybody wears bikinis. It does not matter what your body type is, you rock a bikini because you’re in Hawaii,” Kaling said. “And there’s so much body positivity there that I ― who was always really shy about my body ― would wear bikinis.”