Ashley Graham‘s latest Instagram pic has just about stayed within the platform’s strict no-nudity rules. The heavily pregnant plus-size model doesn’t have long to go before she welcomes her little one with baby daddy Justin Ervin, and this is one momma-to-be who definitely hasn’t let pregnancy get in the way of being sexy.
Ashley’s snap today was classy, positive, and a giant reminder that women are, indeed, beautiful at every size. The 32-year-old posed on her knees with her head thrown back as she showcased her giant bump fully nude.
A digitally-placed rectangle just about protected the model’s modesty.
Graham chose powerful words to accompany her image.
“open to surrender || caught by angel mama @cassblackbird,” she wrote.
Boundary-pushing as the snap was, fans are absolutely loving it.
“Wow mama!!!!” one user wrote.
“DIAMOND,” another said.
“Stunning. The female body is amazing, especially when filled with a beautiful baby,” one fan wrote.
This is one update that’s definitely been noticed overall. Ashley’s snap managed to rack up over 456,000 likes within just one hour of going live. Celebrity likes came in from model Emily Ratajkowski, singer Bebe Rexha, and former BFF to Kylie Jenner, Jordyn Woods.
Ashley has been vocal about the way in which her body has changed over the pregnancy. Earlier this month, the brunette updated her Instagram in full yoga mode, using the gentle exercise to share some personal info.
“Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50lbs. And the best part is, I don’t care! I have never felt better, and I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been. Between working out, yoga, acupuncture and lymphatic massages- I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best.”
Ashley is all about breaking down barriers. If it’s taboo, this girl’s right on it. The beginning of December saw Ashley open up to Vogue about her growing bump (and the activity that got the bump there in the first place).
“Because there’s this huge bulge that can be sensitive if you lay on it or go into a new position,” she said.
“I’ve been literally asking every single one of my friends who have had babies or who’re pregnant, like, ‘What positions do you guys do?’ This has to be a normal conversation among mothers,” the model added.
Ashley is now high-profile enough to be rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s elite – and the industry’s ladies have been there for her.
“Kim immediately started telling me, ‘Ashley, the pregnancy may be the hardest part, but the birth is the easiest.’ I’m just taking in advice from everyone and not putting too much pressure on myself.”
“Serena was like, ‘Call me; we should talk,'” Ashley added.
This wouldn’t be the first nude pregnancy shoot from Ashley. That said, with the star’s baby due any day now, today’s photo may well be the last. Well, for this pregnancy, anyway.