Ashley Graham has shown her most vulnerable self in her latest Instagram post, which features the model posing nude and proudly baring her stretch marks.
The 31-year-old model, who is pregnant with her first child with husband Justin Ervin, uplifted her 8.8 million Instagram followers with her latest post.
In the photo, a woman who appears to be Ashley sits completely naked whilst strategically protecting her modesty, although making sure her stretch marks are on full display.
The caption reads: ‘Same same but a little different.’
Fans assume the photo was taken after Ashley found out she was pregnant based on her caption, prompting one to comment: ‘A natural and beautiful result of motherhood.’
Hopeful for less body-shaming in the future, one follower said: ‘More women need to see this? NO. More MEN need to see this.’
Celebrating Ashley’s unfiltered self, another fan weighed in: ‘I dream of a day where magazines stop touching up photos and show the real women of the world. Thank you for sharing your true self with the world!!! I see this picture and think go girl!!! [sic].’
One fan was particularly touched by Ashley’s bravery and said: ‘Thank you so much for sharing. Gorgeous. This is how women look in real life, actually this is very much how I look.
‘I’m grateful for you and all the other women proudly showing themselves and wonder how it would have shaped my confidence to see these images in my teens and twenties. But I still love seeing them in my forties and excited for this generation of women.’
It comes just days after Ashley announced the exciting news that she’s expecting her first child with husband Justin.
Revealing her baby bump in a cute video, the model explained in the caption: ‘Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life. It has been the best journey with my favorite person in the world!
‘Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin. Life is about to get even better.’
Justin shared an equally adorable message over on his Instagram page, which read: ‘o my forever love and my daily inspiration. Happy anniversary @ashleygraham These 9 years have played out like a lifetime.
‘I guess it’s because my life really started once you came into it. Now that we’ve made a life together, let’s make a life together. I love you and I love us. All of us…’
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