The perpetually overexposed reality star Kim Kardashian never shies away from showing skin in the media. Remember when she #broketheinternet with her nude Paper magazine cover?!
So it's not surprising that she just posted a nude selfie to Instagram for her 42 million followers.
But this time, she's using it as an opportunity to not only silence the rumors that she's faking her pregnancy—but also to send a pregnant-body-positive message.
Kardashian posted a nude profile selfie, in which she strategically covers her breasts with her hand. In the caption, she wrote,"First they say I'm too skinny so I have to be faking it...Now they say I'm too big so I have to be faking it...SMH! Some days I'm photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I've just eaten & I look bigger. It's all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate."
After being ruthlessly body shamed during her first pregnancy two years ago with daughter North, and after her well-documented struggle with infertility, Kardashian wants the world to know she's comfortable with her changing body. "Everyone's body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I've learned to love my body at every stage!" the caption continued. "I'm going to get even bigger & that's beautiful too! I'm blessed to even be pregnant & even luckier to not have preeclampsia as far as I know, so I don't have the swelling issue this time! They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl! Whatever the case may be I'm grateful to God for this miracle & no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don't affect me!"
Of course, she also noted that she chose strategic lighting for a flattering bump shot... but who wouldn't?!
The photo currently has 1.1. million likes... and that's in just three hours.
Here's hoping Kardashian's positive messages encourage women to slough off haters and love their pregnant bodies. And here's hoping that we can all manage to be a little nicer to Kim this time around!
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Alesandra Dubin is a mom to one-year-old boy-girl twins. She's also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
Photo: Instagram/Kim Kardashian