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02/06/2017 10:09 am ET

Guy Recreates Beyoncé's Photos To Show Every Body Is 'Worthy Of Applause'

Put them hands high for Ben Yahr 🐝

Beyoncé caught the world off-guard Feb. 1 when she announced that she and Jay-Z are expecting twins in an artful, eye-popping Instagram post. She followed it up with another surprise the very next day, dropping an entire album of pregnancy photos, each shot more and more breathtaking.     

Now, a Los Angeles-based actor is giving Queen Bey a run for her money. In an effort to promote body positivity, Ben Yahr teamed up with photographer Matthew Dean Stewart to create a shot-by-shot redux of those now-iconic pregnancy shots ― and the results are pretty damn ***flawless. 

Ben Yahr said his goal in re-creating Beyoncé’s pregnancy album was to "encourage everyone to embrace their
Matthew Dean Stewart
Ben Yahr said his goal in re-creating Beyoncé’s pregnancy album was to "encourage everyone to embrace their bodies."

“I, along with the rest of the world, was so ecstatic and moved by Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement and photos,” Yahr, who debuted the series in a Feb. 4 BuzzFeed article, told The Huffington Post. An outspoken “body positivity activist.” he added, “My goal with these photos was to channel Beyoncé and encourage everyone to embrace their bodies and feel sexy and strong and worthy of applause.”

To say Ben slays in these photos is an understatement. Check out his full series below. 

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