Victoria’s Secret Model Faces Severe Backlash After Posing In a Bikini 12 Days After Giving Birth

VIctoria’s Secret model and mother Candice Swanepoel is going on record after she was severely body-shamed after posting pictures both before and after she gave birth to her second child. She received some very hateful comments after posting these pictures, and rather than just ignoring it, she decided to call them out. Good for her! Here is how it all went down:


First of all, Swanepoel posted a picture of her when she was about nine months along, and then she posted a picture of her about twelve days after she had delivered her second child. That’s when the controversy started, and all I can say is people should be ashamed of themselves. 


Noting that she still had a little bit of a tummy, one commenter posted, “Watch out for the whalers, Moby Dick @angelcandices.” Another poster said, “You look horrible and fugly in that bikini with your belly and cellulites! You won’t be getting any more compliments!” 


Two words: oh brother. 


Swanepoel responded by making a post on Instagram. “Here I am 12 days after giving birth to my wonderful son. If you are going to post hateful comments, then do us all a favor and check yourself. We are women, and we have to follow some of the most impossible beauty standards these days. Actually, I am proud to show my postpartum stomach. Are you being so cruel to me because I am a model? Well, we are also regular people, so let me enjoy the beach too without your mean-spirited comments!” 


The next thing that Swanepoel did was post a second picture of her pregnant and dressed in a bikini once again. She wrote, “Why should I have to hide my stomach just because some people have unrealistic standards of women? We have created all life. What can you do? We are all in this together, ladies, please, let’s  be kind to each other.”


There is no question that pregnancy is a difficult thing to go through. Thus, perhaps those who posted nasty comments for this model are just jealous. However, they should be applauding her for being so brave. This is supposed to be the 21st Century folks, let’s start acting like it.


What do you think about this story? Do you agree with Candace? Let us know!

27 thoughts on “Victoria’s Secret Model Faces Severe Backlash After Posing In a Bikini 12 Days After Giving Birth

  1. If the mother wants to post a picture of herself. That is her prerogative
    Go mama go.The trolls can kiss my grits

    1. people are mean spirited about everything. Social gives them the opportunity to show their ignorance.

  2. It sounds like jealousy to me, I’ve seen women that have not had a baby walking around in a bikini that had a much larger stomach than that shown.

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  5. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

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  6. hey just ignore the ignorant hateful people I think you look great and giving birth is one of the most beautiful experiences that a women can have I to wore a bikini 8 days after I had my son and felt great so ko- dos to you and to heck with the stupid people just be you

  7. You haters should look so good 12 days after giving birth! Kiss my lily white as*! How’s that!!! You all should be ashamed JEALOUSY is the root of all evil!!!

  8. She is beautiful and I love how she looks, especially so soon after giving birth. Anyone throwing stones should look at their own glass house (or flabby gut) first. You go girl. Beautiful from head to toe.

  9. Candice, you look amazing! I can’t help but wonder if the ‘ladies’ who were so hateful have ever given birth; if they haven’t they need to shut up and if they have, they’d be praising your beautiful post-partum body! I had two children and was lucky to bounce back very quickly (much like you have). Enjoy your son, NEVER allow anyone to make you feel ashamed. This was your second child so for you to look so GOOD early on, you must have been in great shape throughout your pregnancy! IMO it’s all about JEALOUSY so just ignore ’em. I am from the ‘sticks and stones’ generation so ‘words will never hurt me’. So, if any of you wish to attack, go right ahead but understand, I never respond to people who don’t KNOW me. As my Daddy used to say, “Opinions are like A**holes; everyone has one and most of them stink!” and you all just proved it!

  10. she looks great for what she’s just been through. Who is the hateful turd who judges her??

  11. Women can do about anything and men can not and would not have the courage to give birth to a child. A woman nursing baby is about as beautiful a thing as a woman can do. I am surprised that that picture did not show up.

  12. I think she has every right to wear whatever she wants and to enjoy herself at the beach. I think she looks pretty darn good for just having a precious baby. Enjoy being a mom.

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