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.
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.
New : Candice Swanepoel at the beach in Brazil pic.twitter.com/cW6LmPs0x8
— Victoria’s Secret (@vsactu) July 10, 2018
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.”
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.”
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.
Fans stepped up to Swanepoel’s defence on social media as well.
The fact that people are hating on Candice Swanepoel for having what is BARELY a tummy 12 DAYS after giving birth is mind blowing to me… like she just made a human 🤷🏼♀️
— Allison Cox (@allibali_97) July 11, 2018
candice swanepoel out there shutting everyone up 🕊 pic.twitter.com/kzRwYlw0cH
— 🕊 (@happinessariana) July 11, 2018
I can’t believe people are body shaming Candice Swanepoel after she just gave birth 🙃🙃
— Shark (@Shaniceex3) July 11, 2018
Candice Swanepoel in a bikini 3 weeks postpartum = better figure than me after a large meal 💁
— Erica Hollingsworth (@ericajeanh) July 12, 2018
Ok candice swanepoel 12 days after giving birth is skinnier than Ill ever be in my entire life pic.twitter.com/4f4rW9zwaS
— breeezy (@briannarothmel) July 12, 2018
People are crazy. Picking on Candice Swanepoel’s 12days postpartum body. She doesnt even look like she just had a baby. SHE LOOKS SO BLOODY AMAZING. She might be a model but for now, she’s a woman who just had a baby.
Also, her 12days pp tummy is my 20mths pp tummy.😩🤷🏽♀️
— Jacqueline J❀ (@wallflower_jcj) July 12, 2018
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.”
Swanepoel has been among the Top 10 earning models every year since 2016. She now has her own swimwear collection called Tropic of C.