Jourdan Dunn modelled until she was six months pregnant with her son, Riley, and couldn't fit into the clothes anymore.
Jourdan Dunn modelled until she was six months pregnant.
The 22-year-old supermodel walked the catwalk until she was heavily pregnant with her son, Riley, and couldn't fit into the clothes anymore.
She told Britain's Vogue magazine: ''I worked until I was six months pregnant, when I couldn't fit into any of the clothes. I didn't keep my pregnancy a secret especially, but I worried about how people would treat me when they found out. I worried about being judged, but I realised I can't live for other people.''
Jourdan was 19 when she had her son - who suffers from sickle-cell anaemia - and returned to modelling when she was 20, and says the fashion community have been very understand about her being a working mother.
She added: ''And I have felt very supported within the fashion industry. The agency really looked out for me. I went back to work after nine months - I didn't feel any pressure to go back quickly, and when I did everyone was really supportive. I've had a good experience. The models with children would make sure I was eating properly and gave me a private area to breastfeed, and Heidi Mount, who has a child, is great.''
Jourdan is planning to relocate to New York to model, and while she is apprehensive, is sure it can help her provide for a better future.
She added: ''[Heidi's] going to be my advice line when I move to New York. It's exciting but the thought of moving to New York and finding the right nanny - especially one who knows about sickle-cell - really scares me.
''At the start of my career, I was dead against it, but now I feel I should go for a year, make my money, come back, buy a house and everything will be cool.''