Sports Illustrated Model Robyn Lawley Proudly Defends Stretch Marks on Instagram

By Rey Martin | 2 years ago
Sports Illustrated Model Robyn Lawley Proudly Defends Stretch Marks on Instagram
PHOTOGRAPH: Instagram/Robyn Lawley |

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Robyn Lawley recently showed off and defended her stretch marks on social media. Read on for more details!

On Thursday, October 22, 26-year-old Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley posted a topless photo on Instagram which shows her stretch marks. She defended her pregnancy stretch marks on Facebook and Instagram and said that she “earned” them.

The Australian model posted the same photo on her Facebook page and the beginning of the caption reads: “Almost a year ago, an interview from a very honest maybe too honest conversation with a friend was manipulated and taken apart so heartlessly by a UK publication gossip page that at seven months pregnant right after losing one of my closest relatives, read ‘Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks.’ I was shocked not only because that is not what I said, not to mention I already had a tonne of stretch marks like 90% of the world, but to read that entire article and be already heavily pregnant, that’s their angle?”


“It hurt so bad, the comments that ensued were derogatory to say the least,” she added.

Lawley also mentioned in the post that she is familiar with bullying because she was once bullied for not having a thigh gap.

“But to bully me for something I never said, not to mention my decision would need to be more based on the fact that I will be taking care of someone’s life, a heavy decision to make, would never rest on getting stretch marks alone,” Lawley said.

Lawley also revealed that the said news had over 500 abusive comments and she did not get any help from her friend or the original publication. She also said that she personally tweeted the author of the UK website, who is also Australian, but the person proclaimed that she did not write it. The author said that someone else in the UK was the one who wrote it.

The mom of one also said that her stretch marks are “some bad ass tiger stripes” that she earned. In her long Facebook post, the model said that people should focus more on the millions of homeless children in America alone. The last part of her post reads:

“We often forget those women who do have a child because they couldn’t get access to an abortion because of state laws and no one is there for her when she’s denied health care or becomes homeless due to staggering costs or even has to change her entire career. It’s 2015 we have to urgently make women feel empowered by their bodies and minds. We should not be taking their rights and choices away. I love my daughter, I also love my human rights.”


Photo source: Instagram/Robyn Lawley

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