This Victoria’s Secret model shared a photo from a day she was told to “lose weight,” and it will make you furious
Beauty is all about loving the skin you’re in. But Australian Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm is still making peace with herself after years of of body image issues — mostly due to the outrageous standards of beauty within the modeling industry. While nobody should be told to lose weight by anyone, Malcolm was getting that message on a daily basis.
On March 12th, the model wrote a blog post explaining that she’s trying to form a better relationship with her body. She threw out clothes she wore at her “smallest,” and deleted her gym selfies as a way to rid herself of unrealistic expectations and pressure. “Easy to say, insanely hard to do,” she wrote. “I was attempting to undo twelve years of being told to lose weight and ‘tone up.’”
"Life is way too short to be focused on the exterior," she wrote. "Time spent worrying about your size is time wasted. There are far bigger fish to fry in the world than your thigh size. There are so many better uses for your brain."
She also shared a photo taken during a time she remembers being told she needed to lose weight.
In the caption, Malcolm recalled feeling “at war” with her body, even though she was supposed to be radiating pure confidence. Thankfully, Malcolm is healing every day.
"I have gained weight. And I do not give a f*ck about it," Malcolm recently wrote on her blog. "My life is so much more than my jean size. And every day when that voice in my head tries to tell me I am worthless, it gets a little easier to shut it down. I am setting myself free slowly."
We applaud Malcolm for getting so real about her struggle with self-acceptance. Her story serves as a powerful reminder to love ourselves at all shapes and sizes, and that happiness comes from within — not from a number on a scale.