Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Tara Lynn shares naked selfie from her shoot
November 13, 2019
Curvy Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model shows off her ‘mombod’ in a naked throwback selfie from her shoot – after detailing the grueling workouts she did to get in shape for itTara Lynn, 37, was featured in the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue after making history as the oldest rookie to pose for the iconic magazine The mother of two took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an unretouched naked selfie that she had snapped at 5 a.m. on the first day of her shoot Tara posed for her spread on Kangaroo Island in South Australia last November, a little over a year after she welcomed her second son, Rupert Her celebratory nude photo was the last of three Instagram posts about how she built as much muscle as she could in the five weeks leading up to her shoot By Erica Tempesta For Dailymail.com Published: 16:07 EST, 13 November 2019 | Updated: 16:50 EST, 13 November 2019 Curvy model Tara Lynn is proudly showing off her ‘mombod’ in a naked selfie while reflecting on the workouts she did to get strong and build muscle in the five weeks leading up to her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit debut. The 37-year-old, who made history as the oldest rookie to ever pose for the iconic magazine, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the unretouched throwback photo that she had snapped at 5 a.m. on the first day of her 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot, which took place on Kangaroo Island in South Australia last November. ‘Friends this is my #unretouched* #mombod at 36 years and I’ve never felt as strong and gorgeous and proud of my journey and fitness and discipline as I did on this morning,’ the mother of two captioned the image. Scroll down for video Strike a pose: Tara Lynn, 37, proudly shared a throwback naked selfie that she snapped on the first day of her 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot, which took place last November Sultry spread: The mother of two made history when she became the oldest rookie model to pose for the iconic magazine ‘Who needs bikinis or glam when you can take a stupid mirror selfie like this and know you’re the cleverest fn short chubby old mom model on the planet to look so damn good and even have flown four flights, four days early so you could hydrate, meditate and time-adjust? For the goddamned win.’In the snapshot, Tara is completely nude and turned to the side while taking the bathroom mirror selfie. Her dark hair is loose around her shoulders, and she doesn’t appear to have any makeup on. Before posting the image, she drew an ‘X’ over her breast to cover her nipple, and at the end of her caption she explained that she is accepting Instagram’s ‘baby-feeder censorship.’ The mom has two sons: four-year-old Finley and two-year-old Rupert, who was born a little over a year before her shoot. The stunning image was the last of three Instagram posts about how she physically and mentally prepared for her shoot with the magazine after being named a 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie model. Working up a sweat: Tara’s celebratory nude photo was the last of three Instagram posts about how she built as much muscle as she could in the five weeks leading up to her shoot Goal: The curvy model worked with trainer Rock Tate, co-owner of Intrepid Gym-Montclair, as she worked to get strong and build muscle Tara started documenting her experience back in June when she shared one of the images featured in her sultry magazine spread. In the picture, she is lying on the beach, covered in sand, while modeling a tan thong bikini that highlights her curves. ‘When I found out I was going to shoot @si_swimsuit and had five weeks to prepare, I decided I wanted to be in the best shape of my life,’ she explained. ‘Which for me means strong, visibly muscular, flexible, un-injurred. ‘I’ve been very comfortable in a gym lifting weights alongside the big dudes for about fifteen years now, but I wanted the help of a professional to maximize my gym time and minimize my chances of injury – I have a history of getting excited and greedy and overdoing it,’ she admitted. ‘So I went to a trainer new to me, Rock Tate, co-owner of @intrepidmontclair and explained my goals. I wasn’t sure he’d ever trained a woman over 200 pounds whose goals were NOT weight loss, so I was emphatic with Rock about what I wanted: to build as much muscle as humanly possible in 5 weeks, without injury.’ Keeping it real: Tara admitted she wasn’t sure if Rock had ‘ever trained a woman over 200 pounds whose goals were NOT weight loss’ Five months after her first post, she shared a throwback video of herself working out with her trainer at Intrepid Gym-Montclair ahead of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot. In the clip, she can be seen doing lunges, barbell squat presses, and a plank on a stability ball while working up a sweat. ‘I work out, generally, to keep my mind focused and sort of release endorphins and keep myself happy — keep all of this nice and toned,’ she says, admitting she has been pushing herself a bit more because of her upcoming shoot. ‘So muscle gain was the goal, and that’s what I worked tirelessly at until shoot day,’ she explained in her post. ‘My trainer helped me firm up and ever so slightly bulk up. He pushed me hard, and most importantly helped me maneuver the threat of over doing it, adapting exercises to accommodate flare ups of previous injuries while continuing to work target zones.’Tara admitted to feeling ‘impatient’ at the time because the process was ‘going slower’ than she had wanted. Looking back: Tara posed for her spread on Kangaroo Island in South Australia last November Postpartum: The shoot took place a little over a year after she welcomed her second son, Rupert, in 2017’If I’m honest, I’ll say I was frequently frustrated that I found myself in a situation where I felt rushed; if my personal ideal is to be strong and visibly muscular, why was the immense audience of @si_swimsuit a more powerful incentive than my own inner desire?’ she wrote while looking back. ‘I can’t say I feel proud of this aspect of my journey, and it feels important to say so. But I can say I’m still proud of the work itself. It was a month of discipline and incredible effort, and my conveniently selective memory tells me I loved every minute of it,’ she added. ‘And despite any inner frustration with my process, I loved myself immensely during this time too.’Tara was discovered at an open call in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, and has been modeling for nearly 20 years. Her big break came after she appeared in V Magazine’s ‘Curves Ahead’ editorial feature, and soon after, she landed a 22-page spread and the cover of Elle France. Speaking to the New York Post in May, Tara said she was delighted when she found out she was going to be part of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2019 issue. Mama’s boys: Rupert (left) is now two years old, and Tara is also mom to a four-year-old son, Finley (right) Professional: Tara was discovered at an open call in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, and has been modeling for nearly 20 years Exciting time: The model said finding out she was going to be part of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2019 issue was ‘pure joy’ ‘That’s a mind-blowing piece of news to get. I started laughing hysterically for a couple of minutes. It was pure joy,’ she recalled, adding that she didn’t mind being the magazine’s oldest rookie. ‘I’m the eldest, as I like to say. I think that sweetens the deal, and I think that is one of the most delicious parts to me.’Tara explained that just because she is getting older, it doesn’t mean her best career opportunities are behind her. ‘So many of us have these grand goals when we are kids, and as time goes on, we seem to think our opportunities are narrowed down,’ she said. ‘We can get trapped in the idea that the older we get, the more opportunities are behind us.’The model, who had only given birth a year before, said she wasn’t worried about posing in a bikini for the shoot.’I wasn’t concerned about getting rid of the baby belly. I worked with a trainer to gain muscle. My focus was on fitness,’ she said.