Ashley Graham On Pregnancy: “I Have Never Felt Better”

The model says she’s gained 50lbs

Ashley Graham

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Ashley Graham is known for being a body-positive icon and now even more so that she’s embracing her new pregnancy figure.

The 32-year-old, who announced she was expecting her first child this summer, shared a picture of herself during a yoga class to show how she’s loving her changing body.

“Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50lbs. And the best part is, I don’t care!” she wrote.

“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.”

The model has been posting pictures of her growing bump on Instagram throughout her pregnancy and has been upfront with her experience and the ways in which her body is changing.

A post that showed her stretch marks was praised for being “so real” and “honest and brave” and received more than 1.4 million likes on Instagram.

Graham admitted on Ellen DeGeneres’ channel EllenTube that she had previously felt “isolated” and had initially struggled to adapt to her new body.

Ashley Graham

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She said: “The reason I posted that photo was because I’d just announced I was pregnant and I thought then that I was going to feel good and I didn’t, I just felt terrible.”

She went on to explain: “This is a new body I’m walking into, why don’t I just put myself out there with this new body? I feel so isolated and so alone, so I’ve had to come into this new world of body confidence.”

The model is expecting a baby boy with her husband Justin Ervin, who she’s been married to for nine years.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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