Mum-to-be Imogen Thomas, 29, seems to be struggling with pregnancy weight gain and in a recent interview with Now magazine, is quick to refute the theory that most expecting women embrace their maternity curves.
“I know it’s natural and it’s just my body preparing for childbirth, but I hate how big I’m getting!” the Welsh glamor model and former Big Brother contestant reveals. “I’ve lost control of my body.”
“I’m putting on weight on my sides and I’ve got bingo wings,” she adds. “It’s depressing. And my hips have got a lot wider. I tried my jeans on the other day and I couldn’t even get them half way up my leg!”
Imogen continues to admit that the arrival of stretchmarks and cellulite have induced a level of panic.
“I’m really scared about my stretchmarks,” she says. “And I’ve got cellulite!”
The former beauty queen – who is currently 5 months pregnant with her first child – says that eating for two has definitely taken on a whole new meaning.
“I’ve always been a control freak about my body, but now I’ve definitely lost control,” she says. “I’m eating crisps every single day and I’ve got a whole cupboard full of chocolate, biscuits and crisps. My boyfriend [Adam] saw it and said he was disgusted!”
Before Imogen discovered she was expecting, she always believed that her favorite part of being pregnant would be her growing baby belly.
“I always said if I got pregnant I’d love a big belly…[but] I’ve got a tilted womb so it pushes the baby out so I look bigger,” she claims.
With approximately another 4 months to go before her due date arrives, it’s no surprise that the model has already derived a post-pregnancy plan of action.
“I want my size 10 body back within four weeks,” she reveals, “As soon as the baby’s born, I’ll be on a diet and working out like mad every single day as much as I can… I want to be a yummy mummy.”
Despite circulating rumors that she hates her baby belly, Imogen took to Twitter to shut down the speculation:
“THE @TheSunNewspaper 2DAY IT SAYS I HATE MY BABY BUMP.THIS IS TOTALLY UNTRUE.I LOVE MY BABY BUMP SO MUCH AND IT CLEARLY SAYS THAT IN @NOWMAG”