Tennis star Serena Williams, is the latest global celeb to show her birthday suit while pregnant.
Williams, who is arguably the best tennis player ever, appeared nude on the cover on Vanity Fair with her baby bump.
In the cover released on Tuesday, June 27, Serena is seen in her right arm covering her breast and her pregnant stomach.
Serena in April announced her pregnancy with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian whom she has been dating since 2015.
The visuals from her maternity shoot have made me wonder in general what the purpose of nude maternity photos is? Why do female celebs strip for the camera when they are expecting a baby?
It’s a global trend. A female celebrity gets pregnant and releases nude photos to show off her glorious bump
There really seems to be no correlation between getting pregnant and releasing nude photos on a major platform or social media network. There is no demand for it. If Serena Williams hadn’t posed nude for Vanity Fair, none of her fans would be sulking in the corner crying to see her glorious body.
Nude pregnancy photos is more for the celebrity than the public. It is a vain project aimed at showing the world how hot she looks like even with her baby in her. And there is no crime in this. We are all vain and we have moments when we seek for validation from outsiders (hello Instagram).
Yet pregnancy is something personal and private. There are millions of everyday women who take nude photos when they are pregnant and save it for posterity sake. It is not for public consumption but for themselves. If such photos are released to the public it begs the question “what is private and public?“
It seems odd that celebrities who claim that the media intrudes on their privacy are comfortable to show your their private parts to the media and public.
At the end of the day, these photos soothe the ego of the female celeb and do nothing for the public.