Model Robyn Lawley shares inspiring photo of her 'tiger stripes' stretch marks
Model Robyn Lawley has shared a photo of her stretch marks on Instagram in a candid post on body image.
The Australian swimsuit model, who made history as the first plus size model to feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year, welcomed her first child, daughter Ripley, in March.
In a detailed post across her social media channels, the 25-year-old said she "owns" them and encouraged self love.
"As for my stretch marks I knew they were coming and as they're fading into white ( like all my others) I thought I might capture them. Because they are some bad ass #tigerstripes smile emoticon. And I earned them," she wrote.
"We put an unbelievable amount of ridiculous time consuming pressure on women to care so much about their flaws they forget how truly beautiful they (you) are today.
"F**k them, who cares, be you, be loud, be proud. And put your efforts into skills that rely more on your physical self."
The new mother also said that women should ease up on their harsh self criticism,saying: "To anyone who feels bad about your body especially after a baby, you are a warrior, you created a life inside of you, that's no easy feat."
The model, who has worked for Ralph Lauren, Vogue Italia and Cosmopolitan, said she was inspired by Kate Upton to pursue Sports Illustrated.
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the magazine last year that Robyn really thought she had a chance to make her mark.
“When I saw Kate doing so well, I thought, 'Wow, I actually might be shot for this because Heidi Klum [and others], they're still a size six or a size eight and I'm a size 1," she explained.
"But Kate looks a little bit more curvy, so maybe I will have a chance to do SI. And then for it to actually happen just blew my mind."
She has also been hotly tipped to join the ranks at Victoria's Secret as the lingerie brand's first plus size Angel.