Ashley Graham Goes Viral for Showing Off Her Postpartum Stomach on IG

The SI Swimsuit model and mom of three is a body-positive queen.
Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham.

Mom of three Ashley Graham recently shared an Instagram post embracing her body, and it’s quickly going viral.

The Feb. 13 image showed the SI Swimsuit model as she posed nude in a bathroom and clutched her stomach. Graham shared the vulnerable snapshot without a caption, but plenty of her 19.8 million followers flooded the comments section to hype her up for celebrating her natural form. It has racked up nearly 800,000 likes in just one day.

“The realest one we know ❤️,” wrote makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes.

“🔥🔥🔥 gorg!” added fellow SI Swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker.

“Ladies how many can relate!” piped in a fan. “NO CAPTION NEEDED! ❤️👑.”

Graham and her husband, Justin Ervin, share three boys: Isaac, 3, and twins Malachi and Roman, who just turned 1 in January.

Others praised the 35-year-old for sharing the image, as seeing it helped them embrace their own bodies—or would’ve helped them to do so earlier in life had they grown up seeing similar body-positive imagery.

“I look at you and see such a beautiful woman,” one person gushed. “Thank you for showing this, after three children I look the same. Thank you for helping me see that I am beautiful too. ❤️❤️.”

“I wish I saw post like this when I was younger,” wrote a follower. “The impact of photos like these is substantial.”

“We need more realistic models like her,” added another.

Graham, who was featured on the cover of the 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue, frequently gets candid on social media about common post-birth struggles for moms and loving her body just the way it is.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.