Brandi Glanville took to Instagram on Monday, where the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shared a racy photo of herself in nothing but a thong and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels.
While Brandi Glanville certainly isn’t known for being demure, many were shocked to see the mother of two share the nearly nude photo with her many fans and followers, and one woman even slammed her for being an embarrassment to her children.
“I’ve struggled with wanting to post this but I’ve worked so hard on my body & at 43 after 2 kids I’m very proud,” Brandi Glanville captioned her photo on April 11. “I love that @kimkardashian makes the point that moms are hot even after kids and post sexy selfies. I’ve prepped for the haters & was given the blessing of my family! Zero filters zero photo shop #ankle weights work!”
After sharing the photo, Brandi Glanville received tons of criticism, but she didn’t let it get her down and told fans that all that was seen was the back of her leg and a couple of butt cheeks. Still, many felt it was “trashy” and immature for the 43-year-old to be sharing her sexy selfie.
— E! Online (@eonline) April 12, 2016
Brandi Glanville’s photo comes weeks after fellow reality star Kim Kardashian posted a nude photo of herself on social media, claiming that doing so made her feel “empowered.”
“I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world,” Kardashian wrote on her blog last month, according to a report by Us Weekly.
According to Kardashian, she was done with the “body-shaming and sl**-shaming.”
“I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me,” she added. “I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.”
— Bravotv (@Bravotv) April 7, 2016
Brandi Glanville burst onto the scene during the second season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which she appeared as a friend of Adrienne Maloof. The following year, after a messy split from her former husband Eddie Cibrian, who had engaged in a very public affair with LeAnn Rimes, Brandi Glanville was upgraded on the show to a full-time position, where she remained until the end of Season 5.
After Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi Glanville was on the outs with nearly all of her co-stars, and due to her ongoing feuds, her full-time role was not renewed. Instead, Bravo invited her back only in a guest-starring role, and throughout the show’s sixth season, she has been seen just a few times.
While Brandi Glanville’s starring role on the Bravo series has come to an end, her reality career has lived on, and soon, the mother of two will return to television in E!’s newest reality series, Famously Single.
For more Brandi Glanville, check out the video below, in which the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star talks about moving on from the Bravo reality series.
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