Ashley Graham appears to have had the time of her life at her recent baby shower.
E! Online reports that the world-famous curvy fashion model tore it up on the dancefloor, twerking in a curve-hugging red sweater dress that showed off her growing baby bump. The knee-length garment was long-sleeved with black trim around the neckline and if from designer Victor Glemaud fall/winter 2019 collection.
In screenshots of Instagram stories from the event, you can see Ashley captured mid-twerk as she dances with her stylist, Cary Tauben, who’s dressed in a colorful patterned jumpsuit and hat. In one photo, she shows that pregnancy hasn’t affected her flexibility as she’s bent over as she shakes her booty, clearly enjoying the party.
The event was held at The Foundry in New York City and based on some of the photos from the event posted to Instagram, the space was decorated with balloons emblazoned with “It’s A Mom” According to E!, there was a wealth of candy, cupcakes, and other festive food items to choose from for all the family members and friends who gathered to wish Ashley and her husband, Justin Ervin, well.
“This is bigger than our wedding,” Ashley said to the crowd at one point in a video posted by Mama Glow founder, Latham Thomas.
“This is bigger… this is like Christmas”
The former Sports Illustrated cover girl went on to express her profound gratitude for all of her guests and made it clear that each person there was special to her.
“Thank you for your prayers, your support. We can’t raise this baby without all of you,” she gushed, her words triggering a chorus of “awws” from her audience.
“You’re our community, you’re our loved ones and… thank you so much for being here!”
Ashley’s baby shower had more than a few unconventional elements. Instead of the traditional activities that have become standard at these events, guests were able to get manicures, piercings, and tattoos.
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Mama Glow - So happy for @ashleygraham and papa Justin!!! If you caught her on @theellenshow this week she announced that she is having a BABY BOY! ???????? He’s coming soon!!! In the meantime Ashley’s podcast is about to drop next week and her fitness series is here. She’s getting so much done so she can relish her maternity leave! Salute to her entire team for how well they have supported her throughout this pregnancy. This baby is coming into the world with so much love. Your community really loves you and it’s so beautiful to see everyone come together in the name of love, new life, new beginnings. I’m so proud of you Ashley and Justin. You’re going to be amazing parents. Bless you and your budding family. _ P.S. this shower was so ???? @kissthedeejay was on the 1s and 2s, you could get tattoos, ear piercings and decorate baby onesies that are being donated to families in need. I was too chicken to get a tat or another ear piercing ????@Fridamom made a custom labor and delivery kit for Ashley - so adorable!!!! #mamaglow #doula #ashleygraham #babyboy #babyshower #family #fridamom
Ashley announced her pregnancy via her Instagram page in August. In the video post, she and Justin pretended to be focused on adjusting the camera for their selfie video before zooming out to reveal her baby bump. In the clip, both Ashley and her bump looked stunning in a form-fitting turquoise green dress. The video currently has over 1.5 million likes, more than 7 million views, and 55,000-plus comments.
In a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Ashley revealed that her baby is due in January 2020.