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VS model Bridget Malcolm slams skinny shamers

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VS model Bridget Malcolm slams skinny shamers

Victoria's Secret model Bridget Malcolm has hit out at "skinny shaming", insisting she's proud of her toned body.

Victoria's Secret model Bridget Malcolm has hit out at "skinny shaming", insisting she's proud of her toned body.

The fashion industry has long been criticised for using extremely slim women to advertise clothing and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show earlier this month (Nov15) caused many to comment on the girls' figures. Among those walking was Bridget, who has now taken to Instagram to ask people to refrain from passing judgement.

Posting a snap of herself in a red sports bra and black yoga pants, she wrote: "Can we STOP with the skinny shaming please? I am extremely fit and healthy and am not in the slightest way anorexic. I have worked hard to look like this and am proud of my body.

"I may not be the curviest but I am a woman who has every right to look the way I do. Maybe today take a look inside yourself and wonder why you feel the need to shame strangers over the Internet about their bodies. Peace and love to you all - let's change the conversation."

Bridget isn't the only model standing up for the way she looks. Gigi Hadid walked in the VS show for the first time this year (15) and has received plenty of negative feedback when it comes to her curvy figure. She wrote a strong post on Instagram, defending herself, and received support from lots of women in the fashion industry.

"I think that led to a lot of people realising that you don't have to be scared of the industry that you work for," she explained to elle.com. "I heard from everyone, from Victoria's Secret Angels to plus size models, and I think that's what really touched me. That's what brought (me) to tears... I think people need to realise that their words mean something, and it does hurt. It doesn't matter whether you're a social figure. We all feel it."

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