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Pregnant Marisa Miller poses nude for Allure

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Even Victoria's Secret models get curves

Expecting Marisa Miller is proud of her new body, and decides to show it off to the world.

Even Victoria's Secret models get curves

What does a Victoria’s Secret model look like when she is pregnant? The world will get a chance to see Marisa Miller’s newfound body because the pregnant model decided to pose (mostly) nude for Allure magazine.

Miller, 34, married her husband Griffin Guess, 33, six years ago, but they are now just having their first child.

“My husband and I have always looked forward to starting a family, but also wanted to enjoy just being married,” she told People when she announced her pregnancy, according to the New York Daily News. “After six years together, the time feels right."

The timing was also right because of where her family is.

“My sisters and I will all have babies in 2012 so it’s such an exciting time," she said.

Miller and Guess announced the pregnancy earlier this summer, and Miller said she is getting used to her new shape.

"I always felt, even before I got pregnant, that it's better to accentuate your curves,” Miller told Allure. “A lot of women try to tuck their butt in or kind of slouch because they're trying to hide. Obviously, you can't suck it in, but it's important to really show off the belly. For some reason, for me, from the side it looks the biggest, so that's what I tried to do."

The model got advice from her sister about remedies for stretch marks. But she also searched online for pregnancy tips, and ended up at the website of a fellow model, Molly Sims.

"She posted this recipe [on her blog]: shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and Vitamin E,” Miller said. “I made it myself, boiling the ingredients, and I poured it into Mason jars. I've loved the community of women who share their tips."

To stay fit, Miller said she also took up pilates. It is easy to see she is staying in shape in the photos in Allure. Miller, a Victoria’s Secret model, said she is OK with gaining weight, because pregnancy is a powerful thing.

"Embrace everything and all the changes. My sister said to me, 'You're eating healthy and you're working out, so whatever your body gains, it knows what it's doing,'” Miller told Allure. “I had never even owned a scale before, but gaining weight is part of charting your progress. Yes, I was seeing numbers I'd never seen before, but I let go of that because I had a new goal and focus. It's an adjustment, but it helps having a lot of positive support."

Photo courtesy Aaron D. Settipane/
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