Ashley Graham tears up as she recalls posting photo of her stretch marks

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham became tearful as she recalled posting a photo of her stretch marks during the latest episode of her digital series.

The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, has opened up about the changes to her figure in a chat with mother-of-four Taylor Hoit for her new show, Fearless with Ashley Graham.

Speaking candidly about pregnancy, Ashley explained that while she received a lot of praise from her followers when she uploaded a close-up image of her stretch marks on her Instagram page in August, she had actually been struggling with her "new body".

"It's interesting that you say that because the reason why I had posted that original photo, I had just announced that I was pregnant and I thought then I was going to feel good and I didn't. I just felt terrible. And that morning, actually," she commented, before pausing as she began to cry.

However, Ashley soon realised she could use her platform to help others experiencing the same emotions.

"That morning, I was like, 'Get it together, Ashley, there's other women out there that are going through the same thing as you - why don't you have a dialogue?'" the 32-year-old recalled, before adding that while she felt "so isolated" at times, pregnancy has also allowed her to "come into this new world of body confidence".

Elsewhere in the discussion, Taylor opened up about her own decision to post a picture of her post-baby figure 10 weeks after welcoming twins.

"It was a day (at a mother's group) where everyone was saying, 'This is how much I've gained, this is how much I've lost, this is what I look like,' and I wanted to change that conversation," she explained. "Like, what are we talking about? We grow children - our bodies did that. How grateful and lucky we are that we've done that?"

Taylor added that while her body hasn't "bounced back" the same way following her previous pregnancies, she is now "trying to figure out how to feel beautiful on the inside and the outside".

Ashley is due to give birth to a baby boy in January.

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