Supermodel Embraces Her Stretch Marks as 'Tiger Stripes' (PHOTO)

Robyn LawleyDon't mess with this new mama! Supermodel Robyn Lawley is proudly showing off her stretch marks in a bold topless photo. Referring to them as badas* tiger stripes, the first plus-size model to land in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is speaking out about her post-baby body.

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Lawley, who welcomed her daughter in February, started her photo caption by addressing an instance where she was misquoted. The statement "Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks," which she said was taken out of context, has rightfully infuriated the proud mom. Take a look at her fierce comeback in which she sets the record straight. 

Almost a year ago, an interview from a very honest maybe too honest conversation with a friend was manipulated and taken...

Posted by Robyn Lawley on Thursday, October 22, 2015

How great is it when she writes, "And to anyone who feels bad about your body especially after a baby, you are a warrior, you created a little life inside of you, that’s no easy feat"?

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Seeing a supermodel reveal herself without airbrushing or Photoshop will no doubt go a long way toward making other moms feel better about their post-baby bodies. Remember when everyone embraced those photos of Cindy Crawford with a saggy tummy? Whether they were real or not, women wanted to believe that on some level, we're all the same. 

Many women consider their stretch marks to be battle scars and badges of honor. For some, those lines define the journey to motherhood or the road to weight loss or gain and everything that happened along the way. 

Hopefully, Lawley's powerful picture and message will give other women a boost of confidence to love their bodies just as they are. 

 

Image via © DyD Fotografos/Geisler-Fotopress/dpa/Corbis

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