The Belly Art Project: Moms Supporting Moms
See celebrities like Kate Winslet and Alyssa Milano using their bellies as works of art to benefit mothers in need.
Alyssa Milano shows off her baseball-inspired belly art in this fun snap. Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx and the Sara Blakely Foundation, is the mastermind behind a new book intended to promote "moms supporting moms" through fun belly art.
"I really think it's up to mothers to change the world for each other," Alyssa Milano is quoted as saying in the colorful new book. "To use our compassion and strength to make a healthier, safer, better world for women and girls everywhere. After all, we are the stronger gender!"
TODAY's very own Savannah Guthrie doing what she does best: staying up-to-date on the news! Of course, she probably doesn't always do it with a painted belly. "Why does everyone say pregnancy is nine months? 40 weeks is 10 months! Ten loooonnnng months," she's quoted as saying in the new book. "It can be tough, and everyone has their moments. But I've also never felt so lucky in my life!"
Savannah looks dashing in this bright outfit. If only baring one's (painted) belly wasn't a television faux pas...we'd encourage her to don this ensemble tomorrow morning!
Of course, this one's our favorite. Not that we're biased or anything.
Model Anne V loves children's books, so she went for an "Alice in Wonderland" scene. Fun fact: This was shot in the photographer's backyard.
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Gillian Hearst Simonds, mom and contributing editor at "Town and Country," opted for a painted drum. How fun is that?
Here's an A-list belly for ya: Kate Winslet's!
This is just awesome. You're the bomb, Kate.
(Male) stadium fans have been painting their bodies for a long time; why can't we? Chilean actress and model Leonor Vaera is pictured wearing Chilean soccer gear. She looks so awesome, we hardly even noticed the giant soccer ball she's sporting on her belly.
If there's anything more magical than a mermaid, it's a pregnant mermaid.
"Mothers are giving birth to the next generation. They're superhuman!" said Milla Jovovich. "Respecting women and supporting mothers should be everybody's number one priority. Of course, I'm a little biased..."
"Picking a name for another human being is crazy!" comments Molly Sims in the new book. "My husband actually put together a PowerPoint presentation during my first pregnancy with five first names, five middle names, and our last name. I'm like, 'You have lost your mind...'"
As model Nicole Schlegel reminds us in the new book, "It's easy to forget, but men get totally into this, too. I walked in on my husband and a bunch of his buds swapping their wives' pregnancy stories -- it was so cute!"
A bubble belly for Nicole Shlegel? Now that's just straight-up fantastical. We're in love!
Sara Blakely's the founder of Spanx, so it might seem counter-intuitive that she's behind a new book all about bellies. Still, we think she got it right on target.
We certainly don't doubt her athletic abilities; it's just ... that might be kind of hard to dribble.
Here's how to flaunt your bikini belly in style: Turn it into a beach ball!
Actress and producer Sonequa Martin-Green is pretty much the most adorable ladybug we've ever seen. The flowers in her hair complement her tummy beautifully.
This one just looks so *real*! Martin-Green's belly is an ornament ... with a gift inside.
Okay, can someone explain the selection process of these belly art subjects again? Because we're pretty sure anyone who didn't get picked for "avocado" lost out. You go, Stacy Keibler.
Um, pregnant goddess much?
"Listen, I have fat in places I never thought I could get fat!" Tamera Mowry-Housley quips in the book. "And you walk around with your inside just all smooshed. But you just have to laugh, embrace it and love it. It's your journey and you're creating a human being -- how badass is that?"
How awesome does Zanna Roberts-Rassi look behind the lens?
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We're pretty sure we'd pose, too, if our bellies looked as beautiful as Roberts-Rassi's.