Candice Swanepoel is actually not here for body shamers.
The 29-year-old Victoria’s Secret type welcomed her second child in mid-June as well as was caught off guard by the negative messages she was receiving about her post-baby body following a recent beach trip in Brazil. On Tuesday, Swanepoel shared a paparazzi photo of herself in a bikini at the beach that has a special message to her haters.
“that will is actually me 12 days after having my son. If you have something bad to say about the idea…check yourself,” she wrote on her Instagram Story. “Society can be so cruel to one another. Beauty standards are sometimes impossible for women these days. I’m not ashamed to show my post-partum tummy. I am proud actually…I carried my son for 9 months in there. I think I’ve earned the right to have a little tummy.”
“is actually the idea because I’m a type?” she continued. “Well we are normal people too, so let me enjoy the beach in peace please.”
In a second post, which included a photo of Swanepoel in another bikini as well as with her baby bump on display, she added, “I don’t have to hide my stomach just because people have unrealistic standards of women. We create life. What can you do? Ladies we are all in that will together be kind to each different.”
The blonde beauty as well as her fiance, Hermann Nicoli, welcomed son Ariel on June 19. The couple is actually also parents to 1-year-old son Anaca.
Swanepoel isn’t the first celebrity mother to fire back at body shamers. Hilary Duff previously shut down haters who criticized her figure while she was at the beach with her son.
“I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting as well as being away via him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites as well as magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them!” she wrote on Instagram last year. “My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September as well as my body is actually healthy as well as gets me where I need to go.”
Hear more of what she wrote inside the video below.