Woman, 23, becomes Facebook sensation over colostomy bag bikini picture

Metro

Bethany Townsend has become an internet sensation after posting a bikini picture unlike any other – it features two colostomy bags.

The wannabe model, who has suffered with Crohn’s disease for more than 20 years, has received nearly 200,00 likes and over 10,000 comments on Facebook for the photo which shows her on holiday in a black bikini with two of the synthetic pouches on her stomach.

She said: ‘I’m just so glad that it’s brought about more awareness of Crohn’s disease and it’s made me feel so much more confident about the colostomy bags.

‘If I can inspire or help other people in my position to feel a little more comfortable in their own skin then I’m really happy.’

PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Bethany in her bikini) - A stunning brunette has become an INTERNET SENSATION after bravely posting a BIKINI snap online which exposed her COLOSTOMY BAGS. The photo - which shows the first time Bethany Townsend, 23, dared to bare after being fitted with two colostomy bags - has now been viewed be over an incredible NINE MILLION people. Bethany, a make-up artist from Worcester, has been so overwhelmed by the response that she now feels confident enough to pursue her dream career of becoming a model. SEE CATERS COPY. Bethany admits that her Crohn’s causes her to lose a lot of weight (Picture: Caters)

Bethany, from Worcester, said she only gained the confidence to show off her body – bags and all…

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