Emily Ratajkowski blew up Instagram with a sexy photo that showed her posing in her underwear. In the photo, you can see that the model, who hadn’t shaved beforehand, was nevertheless showing off her body hair with pride.
The black and white photograph was part of a collection created by photographer Michael Avedon for the magazine Harper’s Bazaar. He managed to perfectly capture the empowering actress’ sexuality and natural body.
This photo may be one of the most demanding photos that the American model and actress has ever posted. Emily, who is already known for being a feminist, shared the image with a caption defending the natural female body.
‘If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me. For me, body hair is another opportunity for women to exercise their ability to choose – a choice based on how they want to feel and their associations with having or not having body hair. On any given day, I tend to like to shave, but sometimes letting my body hair grow out is what makes me feel sexy,’ writes Emily in her essay that was published in the magazine.
Emily Ratajkowski is very committed to promoting women’s rights. Particularly in her post, she references her right to decide how she dresses, whether she shaves or not and what she posts online.
Thousands of social media users applauded this photo and her words. In less than an hour, she had received more than 700,000 likes for it.
Image: @emrata /@leeorwid (Instagram)