Victoria's Secret model wants people to stop 'skinny shaming'


Victoria's Secret models are often scrutinized for their appearance, but the women work arduously to get in shape. (Not to mention, it's their jobs to look so good.)

But one Victoria's Secret model has had enough of the mean-spirited scrutiny.

Bridget Malcolm, who strutted the runway in the latest Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, wants to put an end to "skinny shaming."


She posted a photo on Instagram expressing this sentiment.

 "Can we STOP with the skinny shaming please?" She wrote. "I am extremely fit and healthy and am not in the slightest way anorexic. 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."


Malcolm's post is unique. There has been plenty of uproar for society and retailers to embrace curvier women, and rightfully so. Lane Bryant's "I'm No Angel" campaign was a call for women without bodies that resemble those of Angels to feel good about themselves.

However, there is usually little fanfare regarding women on the other end of the spectrum. The message for women and retailers might be that all bodies - curvy or thin - are worthy of retailers' attention, and that no woman's body is deserving of criticism from nasty trolls.

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