Candice Swanepoel snaps back at bullies criticizing her post-pregnancy weight gain
Swanepoel's post attacking all the mommy-shamers comes after fellow new mom Casey Batchelor was commended on social media for showing her 'real' post-pregnancy body
Candice Swanepoel might be a supermodel, but she wants people all over the world to know and recognize the simple fact that her body changes just like any new mom out there. The model, who gave birth to her second son Ariel just 22 days ago, clapped back at all the critics who tried to put her down with regards to her body after having a baby.
“This is me 12 days after having my son. If you have something bad to say about it … check yourself. Society can be so cruel to one another. Beauty standards are sometimes impossible for women these days,” she wrote in one of her Instagram stories that she posted on Wednesday.
The post came after the Victoria's Secret model was constantly body-shamed in the comment section of her photos with regards to her tummy. “I’m not ashamed to show my postpartum tummy. I am proud actually. I carried my son for nine months in there. I think I’ve earned the right to have a little tummy,” the Victoria’s Secret Angel added. “Is it because I’m a model? Well, we are normal people too so let me enjoy the beach in peace please.”
Swanepoel, given her work, has never really been shy about sharing pictures of her body, not even when she was pregnant. The model posted a revealing picture of herself back in April, where she posed nude and showed off her incredible baby bump.
She captioned the photo at the time: "Body blossoming, the path between spiritual and the physical... aren't women amazing?! #6months (sic)" The supermodel is also mother to her 21-month-old son Anacan, and quite recently, she posted a photo with both her sons in the same frame.
She wrote alongside the picture, "These are the most precious gifts life has given me. I am a lucky woman to be their mommy, to help guide them through this thing called life........ Now they will always have each other, Anacan & Ariel #brothers. (sic)"
Swanepoel's post attacking all mommy-shamers comes after fellow new-mom Casey Batchelor was commended on social media for showing her 'real' post-pregnancy body. The former Celebrity Big Brother star took to Instagram to showcase her body in a bikini just one month after giving birth to her first child, Florence, with boyfriend Dane Goodson.
Although she did admit that she was skeptical about posting the picture on social media, the 33-year-old revealed that she wanted to show the world that she was rocking her "mum bod". Posing in a floral bikini, she captioned the image: "Had a lovely time last week away with this one @samdowlertime Was debating if I should post this pic or not but thought why the hell not! Rocking the post-pregnancy mum bod!"
Getting fit after giving birth has become the new fashion norm, but quite a lot of people fail to realize the amount of stress it causes to new moms who are already dealing with a lot of other serious issues with regards to their changing body structure as well as what all goes into taking care of a newborn baby in the house.
Previously, it was reported that 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star Khloe Kardashian was having trouble moving back home after giving birth to her first child, daughter True Thompson, whom she shares with her boyfriend and NBA player Tristan Thompson because she was worried that she would be criticized if she did not get back into shape like her little sister Kylie Jenner, who too welcomed her first child, Stormi Webster, earlier this year.
“Khloe has a lot of anxiety about returning to LA and most of it centers around her body,” a friend of Khloe said. “She’s always had self-confidence issues about her weight and LA is a big trigger for those insecurities. She looks around and all she sees are perfect bodies everywhere and it makes her stress. She feels like everyone will be watching her and judging her and she wants to feel like she’s at her best. She’s putting herself under extreme pressure to lose all her baby weight before making her big return to Calabasas.”
Another reason why the reality TV star is wary of joining her family in LA Kylie. Khloe's been looking at Kylie since she gave birth to daughter Stormi in February, and is in complete awe of how fast she's regained her fit body even after giving birth. Which is why she's scared to emerge without her fitness in place and has been worried about it ever since.
“Khloe’s in awe of how fast Kylie got her body back, she can’t help but feel envious,” Khloe’s friend continued. “Khloe’s looking at Kylie and how amazing she looks already, it makes her feel like she has a long way to go. Don’t get me wrong she’s happy for Kylie and proud of her but she’s also feeling jealous because it’s been so easy for Kylie. Kylie really hasn’t had to put in much work, her body just naturally snapped back. Khloe looks at her and hopes and prays that it will be just as easy for her but she can’t help but worry it’ll be harder for her.”