Walking the Runway Naked — While Eight Months Pregnant
You’ve probably already read about the pregnant model who walked the runway naked on Twitter or Facebook–it’s the kind of story that goes viral the minute it’s reported in the news. In case you missed it, former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill, 28, wore nothing but a series of high-fashion hats on the catwalk at Welsh milliner Robyn Coles’ debut show in London earlier this week, along with four other nude models. But unlike the other models she was eight-months-pregnant with her second child.
“She was one person I knew would be more than happy to get her kit off,” Coles, who is a friend of Cahill’s, told the Daily Mail. “I thought it would be nice she would be pregnant for the show. You never see that kind of thing in fashion.”
Additionally, the 31-year-old former fashion buyer from Pontcanna, Cardiff, told the Western Mail her idea “to send out models baring all was an appeal for publicity as she launches her millinery line.” I’d say Coles achieved her goals.
I admire Sophia’s fearlessness–and that she fessed up to being very nervous backstage about strutting her stuff. ““If I hadn’t have been pregnant, I wouldn’t have given doing this a second thought,” Sophia, who once posed for Playboy, told WalesOnline. “I would have said yes, no problem at all. But your body changes so much when you’re having a baby and I was worried how other people would react seeing that–it scared me.”
I definitely wouldn’t have been as brave as Sophia when I was pregnant with my son (truth is, I won’t ever be as daring as Sophia!). What about you? If given the opportunity, would you model in the nude while pregnant?
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