Ashley Graham proudly showed off her post-pregnancy stretch marks in an inspirational Instagram post.
The model, who is known for championing body positivity, welcomed her first child with her husband Justin Ervin, last month.
Now, four weeks after welcoming baby boy Isaac into the world, the cat walk star has made a point of baring her tummy on Instagram.
In the poignant upload, Ashley can be seen posing naked, showing off the stretch marks caused by her baby bump.
Channelling her classic body confidence, Ashley captioned the photo, ‘same me. few new stories.’
Hordes of Ashley’s followers took to the comment section to praise her for her inspiring honesty and for helping to normalise changes to women’s bodies.
‘Thank you for this picture, makes me feel so much better of myself and my similar stretch marks! ♥️,’ one wrote.
‘I love this. So many years I was ashamed of my stretch marks and “baby pouch belly” but the older I get and the more society breaks the illusions of what a women is beautiful. I love my body. I created life. I have war wounds. And that is what makes me who I am today. Kudos to you too, Welcome to motherhood and congratulations👶🏼💪🏼❤️,’ praised another.
‘This is beautiful! You have made me (and thousands of other women) feel more confident about our postpartum bodies with this post! 😍💕,’ a third declared.
This comes days after Ashley was praised for her openness, when she shared a photo of herself breast feeding little Isaac in a coffee shop.
In the lovely snap shot of motherhood, the social media sensation can be seen sipping from a mug, with her tiny son feeding from her.
‘Ah I love this 😍 love seeing other women breastfeeding in public because it helps me feel more confident doing it even though I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding over 4 months now 🙈 still get embarrassed ❤️, one comment read.
‘Anytime, anyplace, baby’s gotta eat. Thank you!’ said another.