A Model Walked The Runway While Feeding Her Baby, And It Says A Lot About The Changing Fashion Industry

The fashion industry has dictated our beauty standards for a long time. But slowly and steadily, society has begun to reshape the definition of beauty. One model took it an extra step and decided to show the world the realities of being a model and a mom.

Mara Martin recently walked the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway while naturally feeding her baby, and people are divided on how to feel about it. Some believe she was championing women’s rights, while other’s considered it a disgusting stunt. Check out how one woman sparked a debate in the fashion industry with just one runway walk.

Meet Mara Martin

Mara Martin was living a perfectly normal life for any aspiring swimsuit model. She lives in Miami with her newly engaged fiancé, and their five-month-old daughter, Aria.

Photo credit: @_maramartin_ / Instagram
Photo credit: @_maramartin_ / Instagram

Martin has modeled for Roxy, Beach Babe swimwear, and Miami Magazine. So, naturally, she decided to try out for the Sports Illustrated Miami Swim Week show.