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Model Bridget Malcolm Hits Back at Internet Trolls Over Thin Frame

November 19, 2015 2 min read

Being naturally thin and tall is touted by many as "model material," but it doesn't seem to stop outsiders looking in from commenting harshly. Victoria's Secret model Bridget Malcolm goes to the gym twice a day, lives by a vegan diet and just so happens to have a small frame, but Internet trolls don't seem to care if this is who she is. The 23-year-old has been branded as "anorexic" by many, and she is sick of it, finally hitting back this week and insisting that not only is she not anorexic, but she is most definitely "fit and healthy." [caption id="attachment_118789" align="alignnone" width="359"]Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shows Off Her Killer Abs (Photo: Bridget Malcom/Instagram)[/caption] She took to Instagram to say, "Can we STOP with the skinny shaming please? 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." The Australian-born beauty has worked with Burberry, H&M, Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger, and recently took part in the Victoria's Secret show. But her preparation for it, which included rigorous gym sessions and vegan eating caused an uproar, as she shamed those for not knowing the harms of a poor diet. In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, she said "It blows my mind that people can be so blind to the impact that their dietary and lifestyle choices are having on the environment and on their own bodies." [caption id="attachment_118794" align="alignnone" width="358"]Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shows Off Her Killer Abs (Photo: Bridget Malcom/Instagram)[/caption] She continued to say, "At the rate of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, I don't understand how people can be OK - and even proud - of their bad eating habits when they are killing themselves slowly." She also discussed her concern for the environment, saying that she supported designers like Stella McCartney whose garments are cruelty-free. [bctt tweet="Model Bridget Malcolm Hits Back at Internet Trolls Over Thin Frame"] Yet despite defending her healthy lifestyle, a recent photo she posted in yellow underwear had viewers claiming she was much too thin, calling her a "mannequin." [caption id="attachment_118791" align="alignnone" width="296"]Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shows Off Her Killer Abs (Photo: Bridget Malcom/Instagram)[/caption]

"I want to get skinny but this is like kind of unhealthy," one user wrote. And on another image of her with panties saying, "kiss this," fans responded with, "Kiss what?"

[caption id="attachment_118793" align="alignnone" width="355"]Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shows Off Her Killer Abs (Photo: Bridget Malcom/Instagram)[/caption]

Her desire to be fit, regardless of whether fans believe she is healthy or not, is very apparent. The model, in preparation for hitting the Victoria's Secret runway for their annual fashion show, said that she tried to stay in the best shape she could. "Every time I saw a horizontal surface I planked," she said.

What are your thoughts on how people commented on this model's photos? Do you think Bridget responded the right way?

Source: Daily Mail

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