Hilary Duff bares everything for a magazine cover photo
Hilary Duff’s naked picture session for the cover of Women’s Health’s “Body Issue.” comes after years of feeling forced to satisfy Hollywood’s beauty standards.
In an interview with the magazine, the 34-year-old “How I Met Your Father” actor revealed that she opted to go naked because she is thankful for her body’s role in helping her raise her three children: Luca, 10; Banks, 3; and Mae, 1, with her current husband, Matthew Koma.
“I’m proud of my body. I’m proud that it’s produced three children for me. I’ve gotten to a place of being peaceful with the changes my body has gone through,” she remarked.
A professional make-up artist was on hand to “put glow all over my body” and “put me in the most flattering position,” she said of the pictures, which were taken by photographer Daniella Midenge.
As a teen, Lizzie McGuire fought an eating disorder for a year, but after giving birth to her son Banks, she learnt to accept her figure.
“I didn’t even know if I was going to have the opportunity to have another child (after the divorce),” she said “It was a whole mix of things — of being settled and realizing that I’m powerful and talented and smart. All mental things.”
She shared several photographs from her Women’s Health photo session on Instagram on Monday, and they’ve already gone viral. In her post, she described how “scary” it was for her to pose nude.
At the end of the all-women photo session, “I knew doing this would terrify me and I was right!” she says.
“I felt strong and beautiful and laughed a lot getting into some of these poses without my high waisted mom jeans and oversized whatever I normally wear,”
It was Duff’s team that “normalised this day for me” and gave her a lift with their “propped me up with compliments and love.” she said.
“I love these photos so much, thank you for capturing a moment in time where I felt both completely vulnerable but powerful.” she wrote to the photographer Midenge.