Model’s bikini snap goes viral for all the right reasons

This model’s bikini snap has gone viral – and it’s not hard to see why.

Bethany Townsend did not expect the reaction she received when she posted a photo of herself in a bikini on her Facebook page recently.

Instead of hiding her colostomy bags from the photo, Bethany included them, and has received over 195,000 likes for doing so.

Bethany has suffered from Crohn’s Disease since she was three-years-old, a condition that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Due to multiple surgeries, Bethany is now fitted with a colostomy bag and decided to give up her modelling career as a result of this – until now that is.

Bethany sent this photo of herself lying out in a bikini to Crohn’s and Colitis UK, who uploaded the image to their Facebook page, where it has quickly gone viral.

The model said that she is delighted that she has been able to inspire so many others suffering from the same illness: “If I can help or inspire other people in my position to feel a little more comfortable in their own skin then I’m really happy.”

What an amazing woman, well done, Bethany!