Rihanna certainly seems to be the gift that just keeps on giving. Not only is the 30-year-old Bajan beauty absolutely gorgeous, talented and creative, she is also very down to Earth – ironic given that she is completely out of this world.

You may question how it’s possible for a superstar, with a reported $245 million in the bank, to be considered “real”. But in the realms of Rihanna, it’s true.

Take this past year for example, in which Rihanna has proudly flaunted her fuller figure and kicked back at critics of her curvier frame.

It was this performance which saw fans notice the difference…

Her unexplained weight gain caused a great commotion in the press, who instantly presumed she was pregnant. Rather than battle back and use a PR team to handle the situation, the Good Girl Gone Bad simply took to Instagram to upload a targetted meme to illustrate how she wouldn’t let the media make her feel ashamed for her life choices.

Talking to Vogue to mark her 30th birthday this year, the Grammy Award-winning singer acknowledged her body in true candid style: “You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies. I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.”