Jessica Simpson, a former pop singer and well known fashionista, is making headlines for posing on the cover of April's edition of Elle magazine holding her very pregnant belly - in the buff. Simpson also reveals in an interview with Elle that she is expecting a baby girl, and is very apprehensive about how her new baby's personality will turn out. There is nothing unnatural about being pregnant, (photos or no photos) but some critics take a look at the blond mom-to-be and think posing naked with a demure expression is a bit too much for the public eye. However, Simpson is definitely not the first female celebrity to pose naked while pregnant for camera.
This raven haired actress started it all back in 1991 when she appeared on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair, naked and very pregnant. Did the Golden Globe nominated actress unknowingly set precedence for those to follow? Simpson's pose is almost identical to Moore's, with the exception of her eyes staring straight into the lens, while Moore looks above the camera. Being the first to spark controversy, Demi must have been very brave to take on the candid photo shoot. According to The New York Times, (dated July 11th, 1991) Vanity Fair's editor Tina Brown described Moore's photo as, "Anti-Hollywood, anti-glitz, a new young movie star willing to say, 'I look beautiful pregnant,' and not ashamed of it." She added that Ms. Moore said she was "thrilled and very, very pleased," and that she had "no idea how Bruce Willis feels about it." At the time, Moore was married to actor Bruce Willis and pregnant with her second child.
On the cover of the August 2006 edition of Bazaar, the "Hold it Against Me" singer posed pregnant in the buff, with a smile firmly planted on her face. Her facial expression may not have been demure, but Spears was compared to that of Demi Moore. At the time, Spears was married to the father of her children, Kevin Federline, whom she divorced from just months after the photo shoot and interview with Bazaar.
Xtina followed Britney's footsteps just more than a year later with the January issue of Marie Claire, where Aguilera posed naked while pregnant. As an attempt to be a little more chic, and not quite as exposed, the "Beautiful" singer donned a gray jacket for the cover shot, using it to cover her bosom instead of using her hands. However, within the magazine, contains a photo of a playful Xtina, completely nude but tastefully covering herself.
Posing on the cover of the German June 2010 edition of Vogue, this well known supermodel took on a pose also congruent with that of Demi Moore's. She also shared the same sentiments about embracing the photo shoot with her positive body image when she said in an interview with the magazine, "It was important to us to show how beautiful it is to be a woman and that you can have a positive attitude towards your body, including when you're expecting."
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- Demi Moore
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