Viy Cortez, now in her last trimester of pregnancy, flaunts on Facebook her growing baby bump. In her FB post on April 19, 2022, Viy wrote, "Unang drawing ng kidlat ko [emoji] okay lang anak kahit punuin mo tiyan ni mommy basta healthy ka [emoji]"
The scar was the result of a laparoscopy or a gall-bladder removal surgery she underwent in mid-November 2021. The 25-year-old content creator ended her post, "'Di bale maglalabas ako sa VIYLine Skincare ng pang-tanggal ng stretch marks, abangan niyo! [emoji]"
LOOK: Viy Cortez Shows Off Pregnancy Stretch Marks
In her interview with ViyLine Media Group, a website she spearheaded under her company, Viy admitted being surprised by the appearance of stretch marks on her tummy. Not that they were cause for worry and, in fact, she was gloating when she wrote, "Siyempre nagulat ako dzai! Parang kinalmot ng buwaya! Pero pag nakikita ko yung [ultrasound] picture ni Kidlat, nakikita ko na sobrang pogi naman nung dala-dala ko, worth it iyon!"
Viy said she never felt insecure about her stretch marks, saying these tiger stripes reminded her of the beauty of motherhood. "Natuwa ako. Sign ng motherhood [ito], e! So talagang mommy na ako. Meron naman kasi akong Kidlat na dinadala so okay lang."
She further quipped, "Akma pa sa pangalan niya, Kidlat. Parang na-kidlatan yung tiyan ko, dzai!” She admonished other first-time moms who may be fretting about their appearance, "Doon ka sa positive side tumingin na parte talaga ng motherhood iyang mga changes sa katawan. Ang pinakamahalaga naman is healthy yung nasa sinapupunan mo. Magiging worth it lahat iyan paglabas ng anak mo."
In a vlog on YouTube dated December 2, 2021, Viy announced that she and her long-time partner Lincoln Velasquez, popularly known as Cong TV, were expecting their first child. Their baby boy is expected to arrive on February 5, 2022,
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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