Andi Eigenmann urges fellow moms to embrace pregnancy stretch marks
Actress Andi Eigenmann imparted a body-positivity message to her fellow moms who might look at their stretch marks as a flaw.
Eigenmann declared that she is proud of the marks left by her pregnancies, as per her Instagram post yesterday, May 7.
The mom of two daughters also believed that consistent exercise, eating healthy and “some trusty [argan] oil” improved her marks over time.
“I often get questions about how I got rid of my stretch marks,” she said. “I don’t know why because as you can see in this photo (just like in a couple of others), I never did!”
The actress accompanied the post with two snapshots of her by the beach while carrying her baby Lilo. Eigenmann was all smiles, sporting a white crop top and a pair of shorts.
Eigenmann mused that it might be an optical illusion that some thought she no longer had stretch marks.
“Maybe with the right angle and good lighting, (or with a super cute distraction like the one [I’m] carrying here LOL), it sometimes seems like it isn’t there,” she said.
Eigenmann also came to the defense of her fellow moms, especially in relation to what they are supposedly allowed to wear.
“[Just] because we have these belly marks, doesn’t mean we aren’t [allowed] to wear your favorite cropped tops and bikinis anymore!” Eigenmann said. “I’ve grown to be more comfortable and proud of them because hey! This body has done amazing things.”
“It carried my 2 beautiful girls for 9 months, and gave birth to them safely too!” she added. “I hope you guys will [realize] that too.”
Eigenmann is currently residing in Siargao with her boyfriend Philmar Alipayo, the father of her almost 1-year-old child Lilo. The actress also has an 8-year-old daughter named Ellie with her former partner Jake Ejercito.
Recently, actress Ellen Adarna had to ward off negative comments from a basher who told her to get her stretch marks surgically removed. Adarna admitted that she did have marks on her thighs, but she immediately slammed the netizen for the body-shaming comment. /ra