Jill McLean, aka Cleo the Hurricane, refuses to let a little baby bump get in the way of her amazing pole moves. The 36-year-old professional pole dancer and instructor decided to show the world that getting pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stop being sexy.
In her blog, The Pregnant Pole Dancer, she explains, “I am not going to write a speech justifying what I do, as a pole dancer and now as a soon-to-be-mother. But I will say this... As women we all want to feel sexy, this is how I feel sexy... YES.. dressing up as a cop in 8" heels and posing for a picture, or doing the splits. This is how I express myself.”
After posting the pics on her blog and instagram, the haters came out in droves. One Facebook user commented, “You’re pregnant. Show some respect for your body #noclass.”
Well, if there’s one thing that is clear about Cleo, it’s that she does respect her body. She respects and owns her sexuality enough to share how liberating she finds pregnancy.
Women should be able to celebrate their bodies, pregnant or not, in whichever fashion they choose.
Besides, while carrying a living child she can still slay a vertical split in eight-inch platforms.
Get it, Cleo!
(Photo: www.cleothehurricane.com / www.cleosrocknpole.com)