Ever since the model Ashley Graham announced she was pregnant, she has been truthful about her experience and the change of her body.
For instance, in August, she shared a picture of her partially nude body in which you can see her stretch marks. Fans loved the photo, describing it as ‘so real’ and ‘honest and brave.’ It received over 1.3 million likes.
It for sure is a brave move to post such a personal and unfiltered photo on this kind of a platform. It is a sign of body confidence and acceptance. The model showed that, in reality, things aren’t always as they seem.
In a preview for the upcoming episode of the new digital series Fearless on Ellen DeGeneres’ channel EllenTube, Ashley admitted that she was struggling to get used to her ‘new body’.
“The reason I posted that photo was because I’d just announced I was pregnant and I thought then that I was going to feel good and I didn’t, I just felt terrible”, she said.
She even became visibly emotional and started crying when Taylor Hoit interviewed her. She explained that the purpose of those realistic pregnancy posts js to help other women who are struggling with body confidence issues.
“This is a new body I’m walking into, why don’t I just put myself out there with this new body? I felt so isolated and so alone, so I’ve had to come into this new world of body confidence.”
Graham and her husband Justin Ervin announced they were expecting in an adorable Instagram video.