Why Don't We's Jonah Marais Shows Off Transformation

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Why Don’t We’s Jonah Marais took to Instagram on Monday to show how he went from skinny to toned in less than a year.

The 21-year-old pop star posted a current shirtless selfie as well as one he said was taken last October.

“i’m not gonna lie, there was a time where my thoughts were in a very bad place when it came to my body,” Marais captioned the pics. “this industry can be harsh. i used to have tons of anxiety and i would constantly look at photos of myself and not like how i looked so i would skip meals, or only eat a little here and there.”

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Marais said he has been taking care of himself, working out regularly and eating well.

“i promise to anyone struggling with anything similar it really does get better,” he shared, “but YOU HAVE TO TAKE INITIATIVE!! you’re 100% capable of being the very best version of yourself.”

In April, Marais told iHeartRadio.ca about the pressures of social media. “It’s really easy to compare yourself to everybody," he said. "Everyone kind of deals with that to some extent, like you see people’s… only the best versions of themselves on Instagram."

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i’m not gonna lie, there was a time where my thoughts were in a very bad place when it came to my body. this industry can be harsh. i used to have tons of anxiety and i would constantly look at photos of myself and not like how i looked so i would skip meals, or only eat a little here and there. i’m so happy to say i’ve been in a great mindset and taking care of myself, been in a good work out routine, and been eating a lot lately. if you swipe to the left you’ll see a photo of me in october of last year and the first photo is of me today. i promise to anyone struggling with anything similar it really does get better but YOU HAVE TO TAKE INITIATIVE!! you’re 100% capable of being the very best version of yourself. okay sorry for the essay but i thought it was important to keep it real and show y’all. much love. ♥️

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Marais shared the pics of his healthy transformation a day after fellow Why Don’t We member Daniel Seavey posted his own before-and-after shirtless snaps.

“Been working hard for the last couple months... still not where I want to be with my goals but this is pretty crazy to me that I’m actually starting to see progress,” wrote Seavey, 20. “I’ve never felt so good…”

Why Don't We releases a new song, "What Am I" on Friday.