She’s ready to pop.
Candela Ferro posted a photo on Instagram, with the caption, “9 meses... Miami 2017.” Nine months.
The TV presenter, who announced she was expecting with actor Khotan Fernandez in April, appears in her birthday suit in profile, the baby bump on full display.
The pic evokes Demi Moore’s Vanity Fair unforgettable (and some say shocking) cover way back in August 1991 shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. Moore was pregnant with her daughter Scout, 26. It was considered one of the most influential images of all time by Time (well, since 1826, when the magazine first came out).
Time writes “Leibovitz made an image that celebrated pregnancy as much as it titillated, showing how maternity could be not only empowering but also sexy.”
Ferro reports that celebrity portraitist Omar Cruz was the shutterbug; his pictures of such celebrities as Juanes, Luis Fonsi and Zoe Saldana have appeared in such magazines as Rolling Stone and People en Espanol.
“When Omar called me to do this, I was close to being nine months pregnant. The stretch marks, the natural body without filters was what most captivated me about his proposal. Only Omar’s lens could capture it like this: real, raw, beautiful and flourishing, like motherhood is.”
Comments, were for the most part, kind.
“What a beautiful belly!”
“This is a blessed time in your life.”
But of course, Ferro was called out by people who didn’t appreciate the artistic angle.
“This is the world we live in today.”
“Women these days don’t have any shame.”
“To show motherhood, you don’t have to show your behind. That’s for your husband, not the whole world.”