Bethany Townsend: Crohn's patient's bikini photos go viral - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Aspiring model's bikini photos with colostomy bag goes viral

Bethany Townsend (Source: Facebook) Bethany Townsend (Source: Facebook)
WORCESTER, ENGLAND (WAVE) - Photos of an aspiring British model wearing little more than a bikini are going viral.

She's also sporting some tattoos, but those aren't why Bethany Townsend's pictures are so popular.

It's the colostomy bags.

The 23-year-old from Worcester, England, told The Daily Mail this week that last year her Crohn's Disease symptoms were too much for her to continue to pursue her dream of becoming a model.

But during a Christmas trip to Mexico with her husband, she posed for the bikini photos while wearing two colostomy bags.

This year, Townsend sent the photo to Crohn’s and Colitis UK, a nonprofit that works to improve the quality of life for Crohn’s patients, The Daily Mail reported.

The organization posted the photo on Facebook recently and more than 220,000 users have liked it. The post has been shared nearly 18,000 times and more than 12,000 people have commented on it, including Townsend herself.

"Wow reading all these comments is truly amazing," she wrote. "Thank you so much for all your support and taking the time to read this. Hoping for a cure and one day it WILL happen x."

Added another commenter, Tara Paul: "To be honest, the first thing I noticed were your amazing tattoos and how beautiful you are. The bag was only the 3rd thing I noticed."

Check the Facebook post for yourself right here.

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.




  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault

    Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:55:21 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-26 19:31:34 GMT

    The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial has reached a verdict: guilty on all counts.

    More >>

    The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial has reached a verdict: guilty on all counts.

    More >>
  • Suspect in serial killings was obsessed with lawn care

    Suspect in serial killings was obsessed with lawn care

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:51:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>
  • Ford shifts gears, will stop making nearly all its North American passenger cars

    Ford shifts gears, will stop making nearly all its North American passenger cars

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:55:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:25:34 GMT

    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent.

    More >>

    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly