Bridget Malcolm has claimed she was once rejected by a client “for gaining half an inch”.The Australian model launched her career in 2011 and has since gone on to walk the runway for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Victoria’s Secret. …
Bridget Malcolm has claimed she was once rejected by a client “for gaining half an inch”.
The Australian model launched her career in 2011 and has since gone on to walk the runway for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Victoria’s Secret.
In recent years, Bridget has detailed her struggles with eating disorders and body dysmorphia on social media, and now, she has taken to Instagram to share two current photos and another two from the height of her severe anorexia, and told followers that even when she was dangerously ill, she was declined for a modelling gig for being too big.
“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 27-year-old wrote in the caption. “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.”
Bridget later added in a candid post on her blog that the pressure to maintain an unreasonable weight and size led to her developing a life-threatening eating disorder.
“Until this year, I was expected to remain a hip size of 35 inches or under. 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,” she shared.
Looking back, Bridget confessed she feels thankful for getting rejected, as it pushed her into getting help for her anorexia. She is also grateful that the fashion industry has now accepted her “exactly as I am”.
“The tide is turning. I am so grateful for that,” the model added.
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Ireland Baldwin has opened up about her past battle with anorexia.The model, who is the daughter of Hollywood stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, is making a name for herself in the fashion world and has landed campaigns for the likes of Guess and Tru…
Ireland Baldwin has opened up about her past battle with anorexia.
The model, who is the daughter of Hollywood stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, is making a name for herself in the fashion world and has landed campaigns for the likes of Guess and True Religion.
However, Ireland took to Instagram on Thursday (23Aug18) to share that she had struggled with anorexia, an eating disorder characterised by low weight and a strong desire to be thin, when she was younger.
“I battled with many eating disorders and body issues as a younger girl and it took me a long time to find self-love and acceptance! Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn’t worth it. Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of. Fries. Wasn’t worth it!!” she wrote alongside a throwback image of her posing in a black dress. “I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn’t feel my legs right before bed.”
Ireland went on to recall that she used to be badly affected when she read negative comments regarding her height or weight online. She would even run for hours on end in an attempt to lose weight.
“I used to read people’s comments when I first started modelling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run on a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes of Friday Night Lights that I had on box set,” the 22-year-old remembered.
Ireland also uploaded an old photo of her in a bikini which she captioned, “Nope”.
To conclude her post, the blonde beauty encouraged her followers to find a “healthy balance” when it comes to food.
“Love yourself!! You are beautiful!! Enjoy your food. Eat ice cream with your friends! Workout and eat healthy to take care of your mind and body but find your healthy balance! Life is too short,” she added.
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