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Victoria's Secret Model Walks the Runway While Pregnant

The model used the catwalk to flaunt fashion and a baby bump.
PUBLISHED ON 09/11/2018

Chrissy Teigen, Serena Williams and Beyoncé are just a few famous mamas who have been helping to shed light on and normalize motherhood.

Now, Lily Aldridge is joining their ranks. The Victoria's Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated model strutted down the Brandon Maxwell runway during New York Fashion Week flaunting not only high fashion, but also her adorable baby bump.

“So proud to walk the @brandonmaxwell runway pregnant! I’ve walked few runways in my life and this is a moment that I’ll look back on forever with great emotion. Thank you Brandon for letting [me] shine and being such a true gentleman, love you forever,” reads Aldridge’s sweet message.

At five months pregnant, Aldridge’s belly was a hit on the runway and even backstage. In her post, she explains how much love and support she was surrounded by throughout the night.

“It was so much fun being backstage will all the girls, everyone was so uplifting and rubbing my belly celebrating this beautiful journey with me. Nothing but empowerment at Brandon Maxwell,” she says.

The post has tallied up more than 190,000 likes, with all kinds of comments supporting the model and soon-to-be mom.

“When I saw this, I was so happy! Great way to change the runway shows,” reads one message.

“You were glowing! Really beautiful to see a pregnant model in the runway,” says a comment.

“Pregnant women are beautiful and empowered! Thank you for celebrating new life” reads another note.

In fact, Aldridge isn’t the first to merge motherhood with the runway. Recently, swimsuit model Mara Martin turned heads—in the best way possible—when she walked the runway breastfeeding her baby.

PHOTO: Desiree Navarro / Getty Images