If Miranda Kerr has a 'mum-bod', what hope is there for the rest of us?

Miranda Kerr in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Miranda Kerr in Los Angeles earlier this year. Photo: CHRIS PIZZELLO

When a supermodel says she has a "mum-bod" it's really hard not to roll your eyes - especially when the model in question, Miranda Kerr, is on the actual cover of a magazine.

This is particularly annoying coming from someone who once said: "Models are some of the most insecure people I've ever met. They're constantly being told they're not good enough. You've really got to practice loving yourself".

Poor models, I worry about their self-esteem often.

Luckily for Kerr, as she told Marie Claire in its January 2019 edition, she's fine with her "mum-bod". That's lucky, seeing that is was only six-months-ago that she had her second son, Hart, with billionaire Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel. She has another son, Flynn, seven, to actor Orlando Bloom.

"It's really important as women that we're gentle with ourselves and don't feel like we have to snap back into shape after a baby," she said.

"It's OK, I've got a mum-bod and it's fine!"

Oh c'mon – a supermodel, gracing the cover of a fashion magazine, telling other women that you have a "mum-bod" is a little insulting to the regular non-supermodel women out there.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Firstly, what even is a "mum-bod"? I'm not sure such a thing actually exists. Is a "mum-bod" bad? I'm totally confused.

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Secondly, if you want women to be kinder and gentler then why is there even a discussion about the shape of your body, just six months after giving birth?

That's an inordinate amount of pressure to be putting on other mums.

Why do we as a society continue to ask women about their bodies after childbirth like it's some kind of badge of honour? Why not just say: "Hey you're looking happy. What are doing to feel healthy and able to tackle this momentous task of birthing and raising a child?"

And why are we so fascinated with what women who live such privileged existences think about their post-baby bodies? Their world's are not like ours.

Yes, they grew a baby and birthed it. And yes, they have strong feelings, emotions and face challenges, but when it comes to discussing the impact childbirth has on body-shape, that's where the similarities end.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Most women don't have the luxury of time, money and help to get enough sleep, let alone regularly exercise, go the hairdresser, get facials, mediate or eat superfoods, like many of our celebrity obsessions, Kerr included.

This doesn't mean that all celebrities "snap back" after childbirth. It's hard for all women, but having the resources to take time out for you surely helps a lot.

So too do stylists and professional glam squads.

It's hard enough trying to have a shower and get dressed in the morning when you have a six-month-old baby, let alone living up to a supermodel gracing the front cover of a magazine.

Having a baby is life changing enough. If you can leave the house without baby spew on you then you deserve a gold medal. Don't ever compare yourself to those who have walked catwalks, particularly those who have worn bedazzled wings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I won't even talk about my so-called "mum-bod". Let's just say I look like I'm pregnant with twins, and my youngest is now eight-years-old.

If Miranda Kerr has a mum-bod, then I must have a whale-mum-bod.