Pregnant model Ashley Graham is keeping it as real as possible by flaunting her stretch marks. The model, who is expecting her first child with husband of 9 years, Justin Ervin, shared a naked picture of herself, flaunting her stretch marks. The picture has been taken below the neck and emphasises parts of her breast, arm, side, stomach, butt and thigh. She captioned the image as "Same same but a little different." Instantly, the model was showered with praises for her positive opinion of all kinds of form. Ashley Graham Is Pregnant! Supermodel’s Big Reveal Comes via an Adorable Instagram Video And It Is a Must-Watch.
"I CANNOT WAIT for you to be a mother and teach another human being that ALL bodies are beautiful. You're going to be such an amazing mother," wrote one user. Another emotional user typed, "I literally have tears rolling down my cheeks as I write this. Thank you for being so raw, honest and real. Pictures like this makes me love & embrace my body more. You are beautiful!" The Sports Illustrated model has often been very vocal about her ideologies regarding body positivity. In fact, she is often regarded as a role model and social advocate for body positivity. Ashley Graham Flaunts Stretch Marks with Another Pregnancy Post; 4 Times the Supermodel Promoted Body Positivity.
Ashley Graham's Stretch Marks Post:
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Speaking about her opinion on being called a real woman and plus size, Graham had once shared, "I hate the word 'real woman' and I hate the word 'plus size. If you're telling women like me that we're real women because of our size, then how do women like you feel? I don't want any woman to feel like they aren't a real woman. And the word 'plus size,' I mean, I know that a lot of women still love this word 'cause...there's a culture out there of feeling belonged and feeling a part of something and I totally respect that. But for someone like me, I don't feel the connection to the word 'plus size,' I just feel that it's ostracizing a lot of women and making them feel that they are not as good as a girl who is a size 2 or a size 4."
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She also revealed how she gives herself pep talks to motivate herself. "I talk to my cellulite, I talk to my thick thighs," she said. "This is how you get over the fear of being half-naked in front of people, but also how you get out of this insecurity that you've created. Because we've been told cellulite is ugly, which, some days it's really not that cute so sometimes I put Spanx on it, sometimes I don't. But I will always talk to my cellulite and I'll be like, 'You are beautiful, cellulite. You are lovely. You are a part of me.'" Well, just like one user stated, we too cannot wait for her to become a mother soon and propagate the idea of perfection to her child.