Fans are used to seeing Ashley Graham all dolled up like the smoke show she is, but what happens when she’s stuck at home with a newborn? She becomes a busy mom going makeup-free and not shaving … for months. The 32-year-old shocked fans on Wednesday when she showed off her hairy armpits that she’s let grow out since DECEMBER! Taking to Instagram, the runway model poked fun at herself while showing a tangled mess of hair underneath her arms, which she admits she’s neglected since her last appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“For all the ladies out there who did not shave their pits basically their whole pregnancy or at least until the end, I haven’t shaved since my last public appearance, which was The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon [in December 2019],” the new mom told fans on her Instagram Story. “Saw some comments.” The comments Ashley Graham is referring to is in regards to the post she shared yesterday hawking disposable underwear, yes, you read that right. The “Pretty Big Deal” podcast host’s followers noticed her unshaved pits in the photo and opted to leave remarks about her armpit hair despite her posing in the disposable panties.
“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too??♀️ After all these years in fashion I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are!” she captioned the photo. “No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!” Fans quickly commented with things like “Wtf is under your arms lol” with several supporters coming to her aid. “I thought I was the only one that let her arm pits [sic] hair grow. I couldn’t even move for 2 weeks” one person said. “Men should have no part in dictating what women can or cannot do with their bodies,” stated another.
Ashley Graham gave birth to her first child with husband Justin Ervin in January but waited several weeks before introducing the world to their son, Isaac Menelik Giovanni. Of course, his first appearance was on his Mommy’s podcast, which the star teased ahead of time. Revealing she gave birth naturally at home, Ashley Graham told fans, “I remember holding Isaac for the first time and telling Justin, ‘Now we’re family forever’ I have so many reasons to be grateful; all of the love and support from this amazing community, an incredible husband, and a beautiful baby who has opened my eyes to just how amazing this world really is. @mrjustinervin and Isaac, thank you for being my favorite @prettybigdealpod guests so far.”