'Challenge' Champ Paula Meronek Shows Off Her Second Trimester Baby Bump [Photo]


Baby Walnuts is a-brewin'!

Two-time "Challenge" champ Paula "Walnuts" Meronek surprised fans last Friday when she announced she'll soon be a mother, and yesterday she followed up the news with baby-bump proof! The MTV veteran, who's expecting a boy in July, shared an Instagram selfie of her growing belly, and we have to say: Girl's looking GREAT in her second trimester.

"Just showing off my little #babybump #proudmama #pantsthatstretch," Paula wrote with the pic, which finds her in the middle of a shoe store (perhaps a case of swollen feet?). We were naturally inclined to believe she's still keeping fit for a possible future "Challenge," but Paula tweeted to a fan that she's retiring from the series now that she and fiancé Jack Beckert are preparing for a family. We'd like to believe her, but if history is any indication, the game's truest competitors always seem to find their way back...

+ Wish Paula a big congrats in the comments, and tell us if you buy that she's quitting the show for good.

Photo courtesy of Paula Meronek's Instagram