Plus-size model Ashley Graham announced last week she is expecting her first child and fans were quick to praise her after she posted photos on Instagram of her true pregnancy body.

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The 31-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, who has been married to film director Justin Ervin for nine years, shared a photo of her from the neck down that revealed her stretch marks. Graham is covering her right breast in the picture.

“Same same but a little different,” Graham captioned the photo.

 

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Dozens of fans rapidly commented on the post by lauding Graham for not being afraid to show her true figure to the world.

“Finally someone real,” one user commented.

“My body looks EXACTLY like this,” another wrote. “I’m not really proud of it…just saying that some of us don’t have smooth skin or flat tummies like other women. We come in different shapes, sizes and colours, but we deserve to be loved and respected just like everybody else.”

“What I see is confidence, acceptance, and being an inspiration to everyone that feels awkward about their own bodies,” a third person commented. “All that makes you kind and very attractive from inside out, keep it up and congratulations on the baby.”

Here is the video Graham posted on Instagram last week to celebrate her anniversary with Ervin and announce her pregnancy.

“Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life. It has been the best journey with my favourite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY!” Graham captioned the post.

Graham’s photo comes just days after Kourtney Kardashian shared her own snap of herself on a boat while flaunting her stretch marks.