The new 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine issue features a model showing her c-section scar for the first time in the magazine’s history.
Model and 42-year-old mum of a 3-year-old son, Kelly Hughes showed off her scar while posing in a string bikini to promote body-positivity. This was made in collaboration with the pregnancy and postpartum brand Frida Mom. The empowering shoot celebrated all mothers who have bare C-section scars.
She explained that she had a difficult c-section recovery and used to be self-conscious about her scar.
“I struggled with insecurities from my scar being that I’m a model and my incredibly difficult recovery but it wasn’t until I embraced my scar that I experienced the true power in it.”