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Maura Higgins slams trolls who told her she was 'too skinny' and to 'get a boob job'

The 31-year-old has faced her fair share of criticism online since her stint in villa but said that she doesn’t let the hate bother her

Neasa Cumiskey

Maura Higgins has hit back at trolls who told her that she was “too skinny.”

The Longford native, who shot to fame after appearing on Love Island in summer 2019, recently landed a top modelling contract with Elite Model Management – who currently represent A-List models like Adriana Lima and Kendall Jenner.

The 31-year-old has faced her fair share of criticism online since her stint in villa but said that she doesn’t let the hate bother her.

Speaking to The Sun, she said: “I get it all the time. I get it so much. People writing: ‘Go and get a boob job’ or, ‘You’re too skinny.’ I can be bad for [reading the comments]. But I’ve got better. Now I’m a bit like: ‘I’m 31 – whatever.’

“You’re always gonna get trolling and you’re always gonna get negatives, but you kind of just have to pass it off, because at the end of the day, not everyone’s gonna like you.

“I don’t mind it, but I’ve got friends that would never do a show like Love Island because they know that side of it would affect them. I just don’t care, because strangers’ opinions don’t matter to me. All I care about are my friends and my family.”

She said that she goes to her mum Sharon for advice on how to deal with mean trolls.

“Mammies do have the best advice. I tell mine everything, and I mean everything. There’s nothing I don’t tell her,” she explained.

“I’ve always spoken to my mammy about it and asked: ‘Why is it OK for people to turn around to your face and say: ‘God, you’re too skinny’? Would you ever say to somebody: ‘God, you’re too fat’? No, you wouldn’t.”

She added that she wouldn’t consider getting a boob job despite the cruel comments made about her body.

“I don’t need a boob job, because I feel sexy with the size of my boobs. I’m not going to get one to suit what some random person tells me.

“I don’t need help with my confidence. I don’t feel like [big] boobs make you feel sexy. I think confidence comes from within,” she said.


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