In recent years, not much has changed on the expertly curated Instagram account of Hannah Polites, the lifestyle blogger known for sun-kissed selfies in colourful bikinis, sipping coconuts in various, tropical paradises.
Oh, except for the happy, smiling baby girl on her hip.
And what exactly is the cost of a bikini model becoming a mum in the age of Instagram? Since giving birth to Evaliah, now one, last August, Polites estimates she’s lost 50,000 male followers.
“I’m still the same person as I was before I had a baby,” the 26-year-old, who is also a midwife and fashion designer, tells Mamamia.
“I still share the same interests in fitness, fashion, travel and food and although I am lucky enough to have an amazing new role as a mother, it doesn’t define who I am, it’s just another thing that I do.”
Featuring her daughter in every few posts, Polites acknowledges the overall feel and tone of her social media presence, and consequently her following certainly has shifted to reflect her current lifestyle.
“My page has evolved over time to reflect the stages of life that I’m in. Since starting social media six years ago, I’ve undergone so many changes in my life – I’ve graduated from university, started working as a midwife, spent a year abroad, gotten engaged, bought a house and had a baby,” she says.