36-year old Australian woman, Jill MacLean, was feeling less than her sexiest during the 3rd trimester of her own pregnancy.
In her own words, “I absolutely LOVE being pregnant (for the most part), but I have also never felt so unsexy as I do today (especially in the last trimester)…I have been CRAVING and LOVING that feeling of putting on my heels, a sexy song and pole dancing… just to feel sexy again.”
The woman, known as “Cleo the Hurricane,” is a two-time champion of Miss Pole Dance Australia, so after finding out that many other women were still working out during their pregnancy Jill just wanted to continue doing what she loves the most.
Jill, pre-pregnancy, showing off her flexibility.
As you might imagine, Cleo’s decision to pole dance didn’t come without some serious backlash from the general public. But in her defense, according to a post on her blog, Cleo stopped doing most of the “crazier dance moves” for the pregnancy. “I take my pregnancy VERY seriously and would never put on a pair of 7 or 8” heels if I wasn’t completely comfortable and confident in them,” she wrote. “To be honest I am more clumsy at home barefoot than I am in a studio with sky-high stilettos on.”
“This is how I express myself and I’m sure my son is gonna think his mum rocks when we bring out these pics on his 21st birthday!” she said.
“I am not going to write a speech justifying what I do, as a pole dancer and now as a soon-to-be-mother,” she wrote. “But I will say this… As women we all want to feel sexy, this is how I feel sexy.”
She also took a few photos in a seductive cop costume.
And on a happy note, Cleo recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy named John.
Just look at that lil guy.