Former Victoria’s Secret Model Has Been Fired After Gaining “Half an Inch”
Former Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm has opened up about being rejected by a high-profile client after gaining “half an inch” around her waist, all while she was in the midst of battling anorexia.
The 27-year-old Australian model, who has been consistently vocal about her frustrations with the fashion industry’s concept of sizing, recently took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in a red bikini taken a few weeks after the aforementioned rejection.
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This was me, a few weeks after I got rejected from a high profile client. And now. Strong and happy. The reason for my rejection was “Bridget’s body does not look good enough”. The girl in these photos hadn’t had a period in months, and needed to sleep 12 hours a night in order to function. The most messed up part of all this though, is that I had been accepted by this client when I was half an inch smaller in previous years. I am so thankful that all this is behind me. It has taken a lot of work and recovery, but I am so grateful that there is a place in the industry for me now, at my healthy weight. I am proud to be working today with people who support health in women. Link in bio to read more!!
“This was me, a few weeks after I got rejected from a high profile client. And now. Strong and happy. The reason for my rejection was ‘Bridget’s body does not look good enough’,” she wrote in the caption.
“The most messed up part of all of this though, is that I had been accepted by this client when I was half an inch smaller in previous years. I have been rewarded with my highest profile clients when my hips were at their smallest (33 inches). And when I gained half an inch from that, I lost those clients – being told that my body did not look good enough,” Malcolm wrote.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar