Forget a baby belly wrecking your career - The stretch marks! The weight gain! The lying to your bookers! - 2012 has proved that pregnant models are big news. While we're used to seeing Demi Moore et al showcasing their perfect bumps on magazine covers, now baby mamas are taking over the catwalk.
The most recent model avec-child to hit the catwalk is Eva Herzigova. The supermodel strutted her stuff in her native Czech Republic in November, but little did we know there was a baby bump growing under her flowing maxi dress. Fast forward to early December and her agency Storm Models confirmed that the 39-year-old and her partner Gregorio Marsiaj are expecting a child! Yep, Eva is four and a half months pregnant and her newborn will join the couple's two sons, George, 5 and Philipe, 21 months. Congrats!
Of course, Eva is not the first super-being to grace the catwalk while expecting. We last saw the trend in September when 24-year-old Italian model – and six months pregnant - Raffaella Fico walked the Milan runways. Rather than keeping le bump under wraps like Eva, Ms Fico made no attempt at hiding hers. Instead, the proud mum-to-be flaunted her fabulousness in a teeny weeny bikini and matching sarong. Well, it was a Spring Summer 2013 show.
But that's not all. Who could forget when Sophia Cahill went the extra mile for London Fashion Week a few seasons ago, stealing the spotlight totally naked? Then there was Miranda Kerr who took to the Balenciaga stage with a fairly invisible curve before she popped out her baby son, Flynn. Victoria’s Secret chick Alessandra Ambrosio also got in on the action when she sashayed down the Brazil catwalks complete with a baby bump. And speaking of VS Angels, we recently saw Adriana Lima showcasing her pregnant silhouette in the sexy, breast-tastic shoot for the Pirelli 2013 calendar.
You've gotta love that body confidence.