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This Woman's Bikini Photo Went Viral On Facebook, But Not For The Reason You Might Expect

"I wear a bikini because the only man whose opinion matters knows what I went through to look this way."

Rachel Hollis is the founder of The Chic Site. She cooks, covers fashion, plans events, and has written a book.

She's also a mom of three. And recently a photo of her in a bikini at the beach went massively viral on Facebook — but not for the typically nasty reasons.

Hollis told Cosmopolitan that she's been totally overwhelmed by the messages of support she's received after baring her "stripes."

"I love hearing that someone is going to wear a bikini for the first time in 20 years or that this picture changed their perspective," Hollis told Cosmopolitan.

She said there has been some negative feedback, but, she told Today, after recently finishing a marathon, she thought, why not show off her body? "If there’s ever time to show off your belly, this is probably it," she said.

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