Posted: 2:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
By Mehera Bonner
Becoming a parent at the tender age of 16 is no walk in the park. Not only do the ladies of Teen Mom (and its sister-friends Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom 3) often have to give up their social lives and sacrifice their education, their bodies take a huge toll. Most women gain a significant amount of weight while pregnant, and there's a lot of pressure to shed the pounds — especially for teens, who are at their most vulnerable when it comes to body image issues.
Many of MTV's Teen Moms have come clean about their struggles with weight gain, but Alexandria Sekella has no problem with her post-baby bod. This gal is perfectly happy at her current size — she's healthy, eats what she wants, and makes sure to exercise by dancing!
"Was thinking today n I don't want to be skinny," Alex tweeted on October 4. "I love being a size 6. BE YOURSELF BECAUSE EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL :)"
Amen to that. But um, size 6 is still pretty small, especially considering that most women are a size 8-12! Alex's response? "Well at my age compared to all my friends I look fat."
We beg to disagree. Despite the fact that the camera is known to add 10 pounds, Alex always looks great. Sure, she isn't a bean pole, but she definitely isn't overweight. Girlfriend looks amazing, and in the profound words of Kailyn Lowry, beauty is sizeless!