Plus size supermodel Ashley Graham is in her last trimester of pregnancy and announced on Instagram that she has gained 50 pounds. After the announcement, the 32-year-old woman shared a photo of herself with her husband Justin Ervin and then a second photo where she photographed her naked wife. Ashley revolutionized the modeling industry after generating controversy over a Lane Bryant ad that was played during the hours of a audience’s American idol episode. Ashley's voluptuous figure triggered the outrage and a response from Victoria’s Secret, who was doing commercials at the same time and felt that Ashley's curves were too competitive for her taste. Since then, Ashley has continued to defy standards and demand her place in the world of modeling. Now, she has brought the same kind of attitude to maternity fashion and many women see Ashley Graham as a role model.
At a time when many celebrities are known for giving birth and then getting back into shape immediately, women like Jessica Simpson and Ashley Graham are refreshing. Jessica always gained a lot of weight during her pregnancies and struggled a lot to recover her post-baby body every time.
Now, Ashley Graham joins the ranks of pregnant celebrities that real women can identify with. Ashely has continued to work throughout her pregnancy, has been photographed eating real food and easily admitted that she has gained 50 pounds.
You can see what Ashley said about her weight gain below.
"Throughout my pregnancy so far I have gained 50 pounds. And the best part is that I do not care! I have never felt better, and I am so grateful that my body and my son have allowed me to be so mobile and flexible as I have been. Between exercise, yoga, acupuncture and lymphatic massages, I finally feel that I discovered all this pregnancy and how to feel my best. "
Here are the photos that Ashley captured of her naked and pregnant body with her husband Justin Ervin.
Here is Ashley's post about her weight gain along with a photo of Ashley in one of her many yoga poses.
What do you think about Ashley Graham's open attitude regarding her pregnancy, body image and weight gain?
Were you surprised that Ashley took such a sincere approach to her pregnancy?