Plus-size model Ashley Graham posts 'inspirational' nude photo

Ashley Graham
The Sports Illustrated star has been praised by fans. Photo credit: Getty.

Plus-size model and body positivity advocate Ashley Graham isn't afraid to keep it real, posting a candid nude of her newly growing pregnant body on Instagram. 

The photo shows off all the curves and stretch marks that come with pregnancy, four days after Graham and her husband Justin Ervin publicly announced the exciting news.

"Same same but a little different," the 31-year-old Sports Illustrated cover star captioned the picture. 

Racking up over a million likes (imagine), fans praised the star's "inspirational" image. 

"This is what girls need to see. We need this as a reference for real and relatable. Women young and old. Thank you!," one user wrote. 

"I'm such a wimp. I'm pregnant, hormonal, and going through so many body changes," another fan commented. "This made me tear up. I really needed this today."

Ex-Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon chimed in, "Beautiful then and beautiful now… beautiful later…" 

Graham has long been an advocate for body positivity of all kinds. 

"I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I'm in. And I'm not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite.. and you shouldn't be either," she captioned a previous snap from the Philippines.