After becoming an Internet sensation over her barely-there baby bump at eight-and-a-half months pregnant, lingerie model Sarah Stage is finally speaking out over the disbelief and negative attention she's received since her pictures went viral.
At eight months pregnant...(Photo Credit: Instagram)
"I'm just trying to stay positive. It's hard enough to be pregnant," she told ET, adding that she's only gained around 20 pounds. "I think all women are beautiful, especially pregnant women."
The 30-year-old, who admitted she'll have a burger every now and then, revealed she still has a trainer, "but I was working out a lot harder before the pregnancy."
Also at eight months pregnant...(Photo Credit: Instagram)
And for those speculating on whether Stage's tiny frame is dangerous this late in the game — one commenter wrote, "Is this healthy? I've never seen a pregnant woman this small at nine months before!" — she assures fans that she's been consulting with professionals the whole way through.
Again at eight months pregnant...(Photo Credit: Instagram)
"The doctor said my baby is healthy," she tells ET. "All my girlfriends that are pregnant now, their bellies are a lot bigger, so I asked him and he started laughing. He was like, 'You're fine.'"