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#LoveYourLines Encourages Women to Embrace Their Stretch Marks

A Sports Illustrated supermodel showed off her stretch marks on Instagram, encouraging women around the world to embrace their own.

The #LoveYourLines movement started last week after Chrissy Teigen posted a photo of her legs along with the caption: “Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hit!”

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

A photo posted by @chrissyteigen on

That candid shot has women calling the Teigen a role model for others. Hundreds, if not thousands, of women have since share their own stretch mark photos on social media, sparking the hashtag #LoveYourLines.

“OMG, I’m not the only one!! I have stretchies in the same place,” wrote one Instagram follower on Teigen’s photo.

“She’s an amazing role model. Love yourself and never forget that,” said another Instagram user.

Some of the shared photos showcase women’s stomachs while others have showed off their legs and even bums.

The 29-year-old’s photo has since garnered over 125,000 ‘likes’ on Instagram and thousands of comments.

The #LoveYourLines campaign isn’t anything new on social media. An Instagram account was started last year by two women “celebrating real women, real bodies and real self love.”

Here’s what other women are sharing on social media in support of #LoveYourLines.

Real woman have stretchmarks. 💜 #loveyourlines

A photo posted by Iris C. Briones (@aaaayris) on

#loveyourlines 🐯 #goodmorning

A photo posted by Chanelly Ooh (@chanellybellyy) on

Evidence I carried a beautiful baby to term. #loveyourlines #stretchmarks #proud #tummy #mama

A photo posted by Ella Campbell (@ellasimagination) on

#loveyourlines

A photo posted by ilkabattle (@ilkabattle) on



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