Pregnant Daphne Oz Goes Nude in an Empowered Mirror Selfie
Daphne Oz is fully embracing her 38 weeks–pregnant figure.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the former co-host of The Chew went nude in a photo that showcased her growing baby bump. And the message that went along with the mirror bathroom selfie was empowering for all women—expecting or not.
"We are very close now," Oz penned in the post's caption. "193 lbs (so my doctor tells me—I don't own a scale). Definitively not all baby. But I decided to share it with all of you because the female body is worth so much more than objectification, scrutiny, comparison, hatred ... we do so much in this skin. We all have complex relationships with the history of how we get comfortable living in and owning it."
She continued, "Mine has been a long, winding journey forward and back and forward again. And then there are moments like this that are a perfect duality: heavy and light, exhausted and exhilarated, unrecognizable and yet distinctly me (plus someone else). These last few weeks of pregnancy have gone so fast and slow and it got me thinking about a lot."
Oz joins the league of women who have posed nude while pregnant, such as Kim Kardashian West, Demi Moore, and Doutzen Kroes. She revealed that she and husband John Jovanovic were expecting their third child on The Chew back in June; they're already parents to 3-year-old Philomena and 2-year-old Jovan.
We're so inspired by Oz's strength—we're putting a bit more love into our bodies today after reading her empowering post.