Anne Hathaway achieved every celebrity’s goal by outsmarting the paparazzi. They are notorious hunters, determined to always be the first to grab an intimate shot for some serious coin. Their work with the tabloids makes them strive to be the first to break a story, and they may even seek a photograph that is easily misinterpreted.
Bank is always on the bikini shot, as it can provide proof or speculation as to weight gain or potential pregnancy. The first person to leak an elusive bikini picture of one of Hollywood’s leading ladies is guaranteed a significant amount of money. Hathaway destroyed someone’s dreams when she released her own bikini shot with her embracing her baby belly.
Outsmarting them by sharing her own photo on Instagram allowed her to take control of what the world was seeing. It’s a photograph that shows the sheer joy of being a first-time mom and can go into the family photo album. She can project the image that she wants to put forth.
She has also effectively shut down the paparazzi as they are less likely to be pursuing her for these candid shots. Money is the name of the game and now there is less to be had. Now she just needs to prepare for those first pictures of the baby and her post-pregnancy body… But in this author’s humble opinion, Hathaway can’t not look good.