Model Ashley Graham gave birth to her son Isaac Ervin in January, and she’s already bouncing back from the pregnancy and back to work. She has continued to post thirst traps on Instagram showing that just because you are a mom does not mean you cannot be sexy especially showing off your real unedited body. Her most recent Instagram story is what raised some eyebrows, as the plus-sized model shoed off her pantyless body, unfiltered.
Ashley Graham Wants Women To Embrace Their Natural Unedited Bodies
Ashley posted a video showing that she loves the stretch marks she developed after her pregnancy. She made a heart motion around her belly in a close-up video. The video now has over 630,000 views on Instagram and received a lot of love from fans. “YOU ARE MOTHER AND SO BEAUTIFUL,” said one comment on the post. Another simply said “Empowering.” Her mission has always been to embrace your body and not feel the need to edit photos or videos just because of societal beauty standards. Whether you want to call this a thirst trap or not is up to you, but she truly is breaking the stigma that editing photos should be normalized.
Previously, she spoke out about why she does not edit out her stretch marks. “There’s always a question of what do you want us to retouch, and what do you want us to take out? And I said, ‘Nothing,’ except from a clamp holding up the DIY backdrop,” she said. “I want everybody to know genuinely…I want people to see who I am because everybody has a story.”
She also posted another video with multiple clips in a red bathing suit along with a white plunging top. In this video she also shaves her armpit hair in a very real and raw moment. Ashley’s point is clear that she want to normalize these things on women’s bodies and does not want anybody to feel ashamed if they stretch marks. “A lot of women I speak to have image issues, body issues around confidence,” she said in an interview with People. “I want them to understand that we all have things that society has told us to cover up and why do we need to do that? So here I am with mine out and about and proud.”
Ashley Is Back To Walking The Runways
The model just recently walked a Fendi fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. She posted a behind the scenes look of the show where she pumped breast milk backstage. This was her big return to the runway with her post-baby body.
She wrote on Instagram “It has been a difficult year for everyone and I’m so impressed by the fashion industry’s resilience and quick adapting.” She continued “Thank you to everyone who helped me (safely) get back to the runway. I missed it so much!”
The fashion show was socially-distanced during the coronavirus pandemic and Ashley looked gorgeous on the runway. This year’s show was about “Different ages, different body shapes” Silvia Venturini Fendi told Vogue.