She showed off nearly every inch of her growing baby bump, stretch marks and all.

By Faith Brar
October 08, 2019
Credit: Sean Zanni/Contributor/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images

Ashley Graham has never held back when it comes to appreciating her body—nor does she hesitate to encourage others to do the same for themselves.

In fact, ever since announcing she and husband Justin Ervin are expecting their first child, she's been real AF with her fans about the ups and downs of pregnancy. Whether she's struggling to find maternity leggings that actually fit or practicing yoga poses that help her relieve tension in both mind and body, she's always honest about her experiences.

This week, the 31-year-old model shared a nude video of herself, proudly putting her pregnant body—rolls, baby bump, stretch marks, the whole nine—on full display.

"Getting bigger and bigger and trying to embrace my new body every day," Graham wrote alongside the post. "It's a journey and I'm so thankful to have such a supportive community."

Several of Graham's celebrity friends applauded her for keeping it real and bringing some much-needed body positivity to their Instagram feeds. (Related: Ashley Graham Is Not Ashamed of Her Cellulite)

"You look BEAUTIFUL," Karlie Kloss commented on her post. "Oh mama," Helena Christensen added with a series of heart emojis.

This isn't the first time Graham has given fans such a raw and unfiltered look at her changing body during pregnancy. Back in August, she shared another naked selfie on Instagram just days after revealing the news of her pregnancy to the world. "Same same but a little different," she captioned the photo at the time.

ICYDK, Graham's openness about her body has inspired women all over Instagram to lean into that same sense of vulnerability, with many people even recreating her naked selfie with their own photos.

"Picture inspired by: @ashleygraham," influencer SÔFIÄ shared on Instagram."Only the Lord and my Husband really know how hard this pregnancy is for me... from having Placenta Previa, always being out of breath, restricted from going to the gym, mentally going through some things, and my body and mood changing completely." (Related: Anna Victoria Gets Emotional About Her Struggle with Infertility)

"Same same but different - inspired by @ashleygraham," another user shared. "For me, it's not my body changing due to pregnancy, it’s my body changing due to eating disorder recovery. For most, the reality of eating disorder recovery is weight gain, it is those changes that we used to fear."

Following the outpouring of love, Graham took to her Instagram Stories to thank her fans for their support. "I was having a bad day that day," she said of the nude selfie she shared in August, according to Medium. "But I know there is another woman out there who is feeling the same way I'm feeling, who might be going through kind of a rough day in how she looks and how her body is changing."


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