“When I was seven months pregnant – which no one knows – I had COVID,” the 28-year-old said on Thursday’s episode of her “Model Citizen” ポッドキャスト.
“I had to do a shoot,” McGrady recalled to her sister, co-host Michaela Grady. “I was shooting outside, and the only time I had my mask off was when I was shooting. It was only a four-person set and they were far away, and I caught COVID and I gave it to my husband.”
Thankfully, McGrady’s symptoms weren’t as serious as she had anticipated. The star told the outlet that “it ended up showing up kind of like a sinus infection.”
しかしながら, that didn’t stop the mom-to-be from worrying.
“I was freaking out,” McGrady admitted. “We did lose our smell. I’m still like having issues with smell, which is so bizarre.”
McGrady recovered from the virus, but her health woes weren’t over. ピープル誌 reported she was later diagnosed with preeclampsia. Mayo Clinic revealed the pregnancy condition is “characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys.”
McGrady said that the diagnosis means she’ll likely have to be induced before her baby’s due date.
And then on May 1, her younger brother Tynan 亡くなりました 年齢で 23.
“I’m trying to find those silver linings,” 彼女は説明した. “もちろん, with the passing of my brother, I can’t find that silver living. Maybe one day I will, but currently, I just can’t find that one now. But that’s the thing… it’s no longer about me, it’s also this being that’s inside of me.”
The star broke barriers in 2016 when she graced the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit at a size 18, making her their “curviest model ever.”
それ以来, McGrady has earned praise as a body positivity advocate and even partnered up with QVC to launch a size-inclusive clothing line titled All Worthy, which ranges from XXS to 5X.
戻る 2020, McGrady spoke to フォックス・ニュース about appearing in Sports Illustrated for the fourth time.
“Oh my God, it’s amazing,” 彼女は言いました. “Every single year I’m so humbled to be included in such a huge publication. And every year they just outdo themselves. MJデー, 編集者, understands the need for diversity in media. She was really the one who made the decision many years back to include Ashley Graham on the cover and kick off this movement.”
“It was a wonderful move that really opened a lot of people’s eyes to see that we need to see different bodies,” she shared. “We need to see different races, different heights, different shapes, different varieties of people. I can say this year will be more diverse than ever and I’m really proud of it.”
McGrady also revealed that for last year’s issue, she was feeling her “absolute best.”
“Any kind of insecurity I had just went out the door,” said McGrady. Every year I shed a little bit of that insecurity because let’s face it, we’re all human. I love myself, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any insecurities. But this year I feel like I really let that out the door and went in feeling with this feeling of just being the best that I can be. And I just had fun with it. I’ve already seen some of the photos and they’re amazing. I just feel really, really great about this issue.”