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Model, Mara Martin breastfeeds baby in swimsuit on fashion runway

By Patricia Uyeh

Anything can happen on the fashion runway. That was what Model Mara Martin proved as she made heads turn; breastfeeding her baby on the runway of the Sports Illustrated swimsuits fashion show in Miami.

The 30-year-old hit the runway in a bikini while breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter, Aria. Mara Martin, who hails from Monroe, Michigan, was one of the 16 finalists that included a former maid and a security guard.

The brave mother was chosen by the magazine’s open casting call at the Miami swim week. She strutted down the fashion runway wearing a metallic gold monostrap bikini while carrying her baby, who was wearing a noise-canceling headphones and diaper breastfeeding throughout the proud mom’s catwalk.

Before the show, she took to social media to share a photo with her baby, writing:

“The face you make when your mom makes it to the final 16 of the @si_swimsuit Swim Search,” she writes in the caption. “I’m so so so thankful for the entire team at Sports Illustrated for picking me.”

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