Ashley Graham Reveals The Empowering Reason She Chose Not To Retouch Her Stretch Marks In New Swimsuit Campaign

Ashley Graham is showing off her sexy new “mom bod” in Swimsuits For All‘s 2020 campaign.

Shot by her husband, Justin Ervin at their home in Nebraska, the 32-year-old model and new mom to Isaac, 5 months, proudly shows off her stretch marks while modeling a few different bikini styles.

“There’s always a question of what do you want us to retouch, and what do you want us to take out? And I said, ‘Nothing’,” except from a clamp holding up the DIY backdrop,” she shared with People. “I want everybody to know genuinely… I want people to see who I am because everybody has a story.”

Ashley added that the reason behind her not wanting that part of her retouched is because it’s part of who she is now and wants other women to feel powerful showing off their own stretch marks.

“A lot of women I speak to have image issues, body issues around confidence. I want them to understand that we all have things that society has told us to cover up and why do we need to do that? So here I am with mine out and about and proud,” Ashley adds.

She continued that she’s proud of her mom bod.

“It looks so simple and beautiful, but powerful. I’ve got more weight on me. I’ve stretch marks, and in the beginning I really had to have a lot of conversations with myself and tell myself, ‘Okay, new body, new mindset.’ But after this photo shoot, I felt so empowered because I was like, ‘Yes. I look good. I feel good. This is my new mom bod’.”

Just recently, Ashley treated herself to a sexy selfie as she reached this milestone with her son.

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