Candice Swanepoel snaps back at people shaming her for having a protruding stomach just 12 days after she gave birth

by Asfa Shakeel

Candice Swanepoel took to her social media to clap back at people shaming her for her bikini body just 12 days after she gave birth to her second child.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel took to social media to lash back at body shamers. (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

In June, Swanepoel gave birth to her second child. While on vacation in Brazil, Swanepoel took her family to a beach. Paparazzi snapped photos of her in a bikini and the internet immediately started criticizing the 29 year old for not being in perfect shape. Tired of the hate, Swanepoel spoke up for herself, saying she did not care to live up to unrealistic expectations anyway.

Candice Swanepoel

She gave birth to her second child 12 days ago, (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

Posting a picture from her trip, she wrote “This is me 12 days after having my son. If you have something bad to say about it, check yourself. 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 it because I’m a model? Well we are normal people too so let me enjoy the beach in peace please.”

Candice Swanepoel

She wrote that she deserves to have whatever body she wants. (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

Candice Swanepoel

She also wondered if the added scrutiny was because she was a model. (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

Also posting a picture of her pregnant self, she wrote “I don’t have to hide my stomach just because poeple have unrealistic expectations of women. We create life, what can you do? Ladies we are all in this together, be kind to one another.”

Candice Swanepoel

She implored women to be kinder to each other. (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

With her bold stance, Swanepoel joins the many women that now refuse to hide pregnancy or it’s many real effects on the human body. She also later posted a picture of herself breastfeeding. Other celebrities that have taken similar stances include Chrissy Teigen.

Candice Swanepoel

Swanepoel is vocal about the realities of pregnancy. (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

Fans stepped up to Swanepoel’s defence on social media as well.

Candice Swanepoel

People stepped up to her defense after the criticisms. (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

Swanepoel announced the birth of her child via Instagram on 20 June. She wrote, “Thank you so much for all the well wishes… Our little man was born this morning a home and he couldn’t be more perfect.”

Candice Swanepoel

She announced the birth of her second child on June 20. (Image source: Instagram/Candice Swanepoel)

Swanepoel has been among the Top 10 earning models every year since 2016. She now has her own swimwear collection called Tropic of C.

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