Ashley Graham has been at the forefront of the recent body positivity movement as a sought-after model and activist.
And her self-confidence in front of the camera, which led her to be the first plus-size model to feature in Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue, also applies when she’s pregnant.
On Thursday, she decided to strip down and pose nude in a selfie to give her 14.1 million Instagram fans and followers a glimpse of her growing round belly.
Baby bump! Ashley Graham, 33, gave her 14.1 million Instagram fans an update on her growing baby by sharing a selfie on Thursday
In the photo, which only showed the lower half of her head up to her waist, Graham covered her chest with one arm, as she used the other to hold her phone.
Feeling cheerful, she tilted her head slightly to the side and pursed her lips, as her nascent stomach took front and center.
Even though she only showed part of her face, it was still evident that she was not wearing makeup, with the aim of apparently keep the theme all natural.
Hot Women’s Team: Earlier Thursday Graham teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion and ate hot and spicy food to promote the rapper’s new Revlon collection
Smokin ‘hot: Graham revealed she’ got together to eat hot food with the hot girls coach herself ‘in Instagram video caption
Graham, 33, announced that she and her husband Justin Ervin were expecting their second child on Instagram on July 13.
“The past year has been full of little surprises, great sorrows, familiar beginnings and new stories. I’m just starting to understand and celebrate what this next chapter means to us, ”Graham captioned a maternity photo taken by Ervin, which showed her bare stomach.
Ervin, a videographer, also took to Instagram to confirm the baby’s news.
“I felt so good, we had to do it twice. I am proud of the amazing mother who is and will be @ashleygraham! ‘ he wrote in the legend at the time.
The couple are also the proud parents of their son, Isaac Menelik Giovanni, which they welcomed in January 2020.
Bold moves: “By far the hottest video you’ve ever watched,” Graham promised
Earlier Thursday, Graham partnered with Megan Thee Stallion (née Megan Jovon Ruth Pete) for a video showing the girlfriends eating hot and spicy food.
‘Gathered to eat hot food with the hot girls coach herself !! click the link in the bio to watch us eat spicy food and talk about the @revlon hot collection from @theestallion !!! ‘ she shared in the caption.
“By far the hottest video you’ve ever watched,” Graham said, while adding jalapeño, flame and sweaty face emojis.
Mirror movements: The Nebraska native also shared a mirror selfie of her baby bump in a tank top
Cheeky: the proud mum, who also has a one-year-old son, had fun with the camera
Hours later, the Nebraska native posted a selfie video of her baby bump; only this time, she wore a black tank top to match the leggings for the impromptu photoshoot.
She also shared a photo of herself snuggling up to “my girls,” another selfie video where she took a few poses in a dayglo green tank top.
“I did my own hair today,” she said in the clip, to which her friend quickly reminded her that she hadn’t done her hair for this particular photoshoot.
Graham has been credited with helping make curvy women more common in the modeling industry.
More baby bump images: Earlier Thursday, the in-demand model also showed off her baby bump in a green top and dayglo leggings
Graham has given her 14.1 million Instagram fans and followers updates on her pregnancy by posting pictures of abby bump since the news broke in July
Girlfriends: Graham also shared some photos of two women she called “my daughters”