Miranda Kerr W Magazine photos are making a splash today. Of course, the Miranda Kerr W Magazine photo on the cover isn’t all that new. It is new for the model, however, as she posed while she was several months pregnant. Since she is a Victoria’s Secret model, she is used to revealing a lot of herself, but never to this extent. But because she has done so, the Kerr’s new photos join the long list of those that captured pregnant, famous women showing off their baby bumps.
Kerr is pregnant for the first time, after getting married to actor Orlando Bloom four months ago. Currently, she is 6 ½ months along, as those who weren’t aware of it beforehand got to see it, and much more, in her new pictures.
The Miranda Kerr W Magazine (NSFW) cover photo shows off her nude baby bump, as she is the model for their “Family Values” issue. In addition, the extended families of Katherine Heigl, Usher, Jenna Jameson, and many more celebrities are celebrated.
Yet since Kerr is nude, and has her breasts fully exposed on the magazine’s website, she is garnering the most buzz. Her tactic is nothing new, as the likes of Demi Moore, Britney Spears, Cindy Crawford and more famously posed naked while pregnant. In this case, the magazine shows her without her breasts covered in one shot, although they are blurred in the actual issue.
This raises an age-old debate on using nudity to detail pregnancy, and whether it violates privacy boundaries. But since the Kerr appears in W nude, they are defended in other circles as art and as a way to show the beauty of the pregnant female form.
Since magazines usually show off thin women with no fat at all, showing a fully formed pregnant woman may be a refreshing change of pace. Yet since the tactic has been used so often over the years, it may not be that new and different.
For Kerr, the W Magazine photos have taken her to a new level of notoriety. Moore, Spears, Crawford, Christina Aguilera and Claudia Schiffer were already very famous when they showed off their pregnancy. Kerr hasn’t reached their levels of fame yet, despite being in Victoria’s Secret and marrying a famous actor.
But for those who haven’t heard of her yet, the cover photo serves as a notable introduction. It also has the magazine itself back in the headlines for nudity, after Kim Kardashian posed nude for their recent art issue. Yet these nude pictures have a decidedly different message and effect.
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