Pregnant Lisa D'Amato Wants Her Body Back

The "America's Next Top Model" star sparked controversy with her frank comments on pregnancy.
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Next up on the ""gma heat index,"" what is the perfect pregnancy? "America's next top model" star, is making headlines with comments saying being pregnant is not all that much fun. Reporter: "America's next top model" winner from 2011, lisa demotto, admits she is not having a model pregnancy. It's torturous every day. I'm not going to lie about it. I think people find comfort in lies. And I'm not a liar. Reporter: You don't have the glowing feel that people talk about when they're pregnant? No. You gain a ton of weight. You're moody. Morning sickness, which I still have, for the record. It's -- it doesn't stop. Reporter: While she may not have a glow, d'amato, who is 8 1/2 months pregnant, has gained about 50 pounds. When I hear interviews from celebrities and they're like, oh, yeah, I just feel awesome every second of every day. You know? It's like, shut up. Change the channel. That's not something that I can relate to. This is real life, people. Reporter: While so many stars have played up the glamour and beauty of being pregnant, like gisele and halle berry, demotto is not alone in looking at paternity's less warm and fuzzy side. jenny McCarthy, in her book, wrote about her 80-pound weight gain during pregnancy. Calling it, quote, brutal and gross and smelly. And jeanine edwards, former pregnancy blogger, says it's about time women talk about the not-so-glowing side of pregnancy. It's not all butterflies and rainbows. You'll feel fat sometimes. Your face will break out. Your hair will start to fall out at points. Reporter: Despite everything, demotto says she can't wait for her son to be born. I laugh at it all. I might be throwing up in the toilet. But I'm laughing on the floor. Here we go again. Reporter: For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. Okay. Let's bring in abc news senior medical contributor, dr. Jennifer ashton, to talk about this perspective. What do you make of all the buzz? My midwife, any obstetrician, my woman who has ever been pregnant, will say, it's not a picnic. It is not for the feint of heart. And I chalk this up to another social stigma against women. Why should all women be expected to love being pregnant? Stop the madness. You know? I had one great. And one not so great. Nine months, it was miserab miserable. You should have heard her during the piece. Ali had a very tough pregnancy. She was in bed for months. I had to -- I have jestational asthma. I have no problems with it when I'm not pregnant. We shouldn't get down on women for saying, I'm miserable. The pressure of saying, I love how I feel and love my body. Sometimes, it's miserable. The whole thing. A week later, we're back -- how many times do we talk about an actor gaining 25, 50 pounds for a role? And it makes front-page news. Women when they gain 50 pounds over 10 months, no one applauds them. Because they're growing a human being inside. Not doing it for a role. For the first time, is there anything that's going to let them know what's ahead for them? Is there any signs of your body? Good question. No. Every woman will have her own experience. And not liking pregnancy does not make you a bad mother. It doesn't like you a she devil. It's your experience. And we need to be a little more accepting. It is all over when she has the baby. Let's say that. Jen ashton, thanks for weighing in on this topic. And firing up "the heat

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