Miscarriages Didn’t Keep This Model From Strutting Her Stuff On The Runway
July 20, 2021
Studies show that miscarriages occur 1 in 5 pregnancies, but yet they are often kept hush and no one speaks about them openly.
Of course, that could be since it is a painful time period but as a woman, I know that having a community of women who can share with you their journey is incredibly powerful.
It seems that over time, more women are coming forward to share their stories of miscarrying and issues getting pregnant breaking the silence on a taboo topic of conversation.
One of those women is in the public eye and she is sharing her journey even as she poses for Sports Illustrated and walking the runway.
Katrina Scott is breaking her silence and sharing her journey after suffering two painful miscarriages and a chemical pregnancy.
Katrina Scott post-hysteroscopy just weeks before the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit fashion show.
Courtesy Katrina Scott
“With IVF, I had to have a surgery called hysteroscopy,” she told
TODAY Parents. “After that, they put you on high levels of estrogen.”
Scott said the hormone treatment was a “whirlwind” and she remembers crying for no reason to her husband, Brian.
“I just remember crying and telling him ‘The hormones are making me feel really emotional,” she shared.
It was around that same time that Sports Illustrated also reached out to Scott to ask if participate in walking the runway during Swim Week.
“I didn’t feel ready — (the) amount of swelling and hormones, the amount of things that were happening (with my body), but I said, ‘I’m going to agree to this even though this is such a crazy time in my body,'” Scott said.
However, Scott did and it and showed the world her amazing strength and confidence in multiple swimsuits.
“I really think that the more that women encourage and empower and give permission to each to be exactly who they are, the more we want to be around those people,” she said. “At one point I was just holding my heart because I couldn’t even handle how joyful I was.”
Scott credits Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day with making every woman feel comfortable in their own skin.
“She said, ‘Go out there, have fun, and be yourself’,” Scott said, adding that she recognizes the creative brilliance in letting women be themselves. “The more that some people try to control, the more we doubt ourselves. If MJ sat there and told me to walk or look a certain or prepare a certain way, I would have overthought everything.”
Scott, who is a mom to two-year-old Isabelle also said that throughout her career in the modeling field she always felt pressured to change who she was. She felt that she needed to conform to the standards of beauty that are impressed on us all. Scott was referring to her AA-cup chest size, and felt proud to represent women.
“I hope to represent the women who don’t see their body type in the media (AA, cellulite, curves, and beyond!),” she wrote in a celebratory Instagram post. “Most of all… I hope to represent YOU. I hope I made you feel proud walking this runway!”
Well, I am glad that she has rejected those ideals and is showing all women of all sizes to be the best you that you are.
Scott was chosen as a 2021 Sports Illustrated rookie for the annual Swimsuit Issue, which hits stands July 19.