Ashley Graham on What Christian Siriano Brought to the Fashion Industry
Ashley Graham is loving her tiger stripes.
Ahead of the model’s due date, she posed nude on her Instagram Story, covering her chest with nicely manicured nails. She recently told Access Hollywood that she wants to show pictures like this to “normalize every type of body.”
“I think that every body is beautiful and I think that that’s exactly what I’m continuing to preach,” Ashley explained. “My tiger stripes are coming in and that’s such a great conversation to have with other mommies because it’s just inevitable to get stretch marks when you’re pregnant, especially the second time around with twins.”
Moreover, the model understands the societal pressure to “bounce back” after giving birth, but it’s easier to avoid that pressure when you understand “Instagram is fake, it’s not real.”
“You can’t compare yourself to others,” she said. “I kept 25 pounds on after Isaac was born and then I got pregnant again. So, I haven’t even gotten on a scale this time around because I just feel like why? I don’t need to.”
And while Ashley doesn’t condone giving out unsolicited advice to expectant mothers, she said it’s not a bad idea to “unfollow or block” women who post about their postpartum weight loss.
Ashley is almost at the end of her second pregnancy. She shared that she and husband Justin Ervin are ready to meet their boys, with a home birth in the works and names already picked out.
“In fact, I actually even came up with some songs for them the other night. So, we’ve been singing to them their names,” she shared.