Ashley Graham says she has “gratitude” for her new body after giving birth to twins in January.
So much so, that the supermodel is carrying it all in her first nude billboard for Spanx.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been naked on a billboard before,” she told People Tuesday “I’m trying to remember — I’ve been modeling for so long — but I don’t think I’ve ever been naked.”
Even though Graham was totally buff when she shot the ad three-and-a-half months postpartum, parts of her body were covered with Spanx’s Silver Linings fabric. The company is using the material to make all-white pants and shorts, which it claims provide “100% opacity,” no matter how dark one’s underwear is.
Graham told PEOPLE that deciding to make her first nude billboard soon after giving birth wasn’t easy.
“My body has changed a lot,” she told the magazine. “I have a lot of gratitude for my body because of how much work it’s been doing, but it’s definitely taken time to, you know, look at my new body and my postpartum body, and recognize it again.”
She also shared that she felt confident shooting because she was “feeling good mentally.”
But, Graham said, he had to give himself a small talk in the mirror before shooting.
“I said, ‘Everything will be okay,'” Graham said as he pointed to his reflection. “you look fantastic.'”
Graham, who shares three children — her twins Malachi and Roman, and son Isaac, 2 — with husband Justin Ervin, revealed on Instagram in February that she share details Finally with her fans about her “birth and postpartum journey”.
In his post – which was published to celebrate the birth of his twins – he explained why he needed some time to talk about these intimate details about his life.
“I have just started the process and am celebrating what this next chapter means to us,” she wrote.
Graham’s billboard is now on display in Los Angeles.
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