News flash! There’s no such thing as the snapback, or getting back to your pre-baby weight, after childbirth. Our bodies transform and organs move around in preparation for childbirth, so it’s unrealistic for us to think that a weeks later, we can go back to how we used to be. Many of us, including me, have had C-sections and our scars are proof of how resilient and miraculous the female body is.
If you haven’t heard of her already, model Kelly Hughes is making waves as the FIRST model featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue to show off her C-section scar.
Kelly Hughes started modeling over 20 years ago with Next Models – her mother agency. When she started her career there was something about the energy and adrenaline on set that made her embrace this industry and never look back. In 2009 work slowed due to the recession so Hughes began working part-time in a restaurant and noticed her manager had a stack of bracelets on his wrist. She went home that night and out of a determined spirit and a God-given talent she made her first bracelet that would launch her jewelry line, HÜES. With word of mouth, she sold over 200 bracelets, launched her first store Base (on Lincoln Road in Miami) and now has her unisex jewelry collection worn by celebrities including JBalvin, Ricky Martin, Chayenne, Zion y Lennox, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Young Thug, and many more.
In 2018, Kelly added mother to her already impressive resume, which she credits as her most rewarding accomplishment. She’s the poster child for motherhood with her bikini centerfold embracing what all moms should – scars and all.
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