Scheana Shay responded to body shamers who critiqued her post-pregnancy date night photo.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star, 36, welcomed her daughter, Summer Moon Honey Davies, with boyfriend Brock Davies on April 27, 2021. Since giving birth, Shay’s social media content has been mostly about her baby girl. But in a July 8 pic shared on her Instagram, Shay is decked out for a date night with her man. The longtime SURver wore a form-fitting taupe mini dress and high heels as she posed sideways for the camera and touted that it’s time for a “hot mom summer.”
But in the comments to the post, which can be seen below, one follower called the new mom out for posing from the side.
“Then stop hiding [your] stomach and be hot,” the follower wrote, according to Bravo.com. “Own those curves.”
Shay clapped back at her critic, writing, “I’m not hiding my stomach. I’m showing my a** Aka ‘owning those curves’ thank you.”
Several other fans supported Shay, with one writing, “YOU JUST GAVE BIRTHHHHH “ along with a series of fire emoji.
“Rock star,” another fan wrote to the Bravo star. “I love your body. It’s seriously perfection this way esp.”
Shay Opened Up About Her Pregnancy Weight Gain on Her Podcast
Shay shared all of her highs and lows with her fans throughout her pregnancy. In a January 2021 episode of her Scheananigans podcast, Shay talked about her weight gain and how much she was working out even while pregnant, noting that some of the weight had to be muscle because she was working out so much more than before.
“I’m creating a human,” she added. “I’m OK with every pound I’ve put on. I do need to stay healthy. I don’t want to get gestational diabetes.”
She also dished that some of her weight gain was on her back end, but that she was loving it.
“My a** is huge,” Shay said. “There’s these leggings I wear. They have this booty-lifting and they make my a** look so big. I look like I have a Kardashian a** but it’s real. I’ve got the boobs now. I’ve got an a**.”
In a sneak peek clip from the upcoming season of “Vanderpump Rules,” Shay was also seen talking to her co-stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix about her pregnancy weight gain. In the clip, Shay revealed that she put on 40 pounds during her pregnancy and that it was all “booty, boobs, double waist size.”
Shay Dealt With Body Shamers Even Before Her Pregnancy
The “Vanderpump Rules” star has dealt with unkind comments about her body over the years. In 2016, body shamers went the other way when they criticized her for being too thin.
According to Page Six, Shay once shared a “skinny” swimsuit photo with the caption, “Who wants to body-shame me some more!? GO! #hatersgonnahatehatehatehatehate.”
She also revealed that she was the same weight for 10 years before she put on “unhealthy weight.”
In another now-deleted post, Shay lamented the criticism she receives no matter what her weight is.
“When I got married I was too fat in my dress [with] my ‘back fat’ and all. And now I’m too skinny,” she wrote per Bravo. “I can never win lol. That’s why I do me. I feel the best I’ve felt in years!!!”
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