We usually hear about confidence issues coming from women with curves – But that’s not always the case! Skinny girls have just as many self-esteem issues as everrrry body else.
I wanted to write about my side of the story and how it feels for everybody to just presume I’m super confident because of my size and job title.
I have always been naturally skinny, my mum is the same size as me now and she is 50! I dont excessivly work out or have a strict diet. I’m just naturally this way. I’m currently sat writing this post with a beer and several chocolate bars! (Sorry agents!)
Although I have never been over weight I know exactly how it feels to be judged for my size and other things too, not just weight! I’m not particularly a ridiculously skinny girl, however, I have received a variation of comments on my size – whether it be friends telling me I’m too thin OR agencies telling me I’m too fat! It’s a vicious cycle.
To be quite frank, these comments dont affect me as such, I’m more than happy with my weight. But let’s say I did have a weight problem or an eating disorder…
– Be careful who you make unwarranted comments to!
But this post isn’t just about size matters! I’m writing this post because people presume because I’m naturally thin and work as a model that I can’t possibly have self-esteem issues! That would be crazy?!
If anything the Modelling Industry is cruel enough to give the most confident girl in the world appearance issues! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my job! This isn’t something that I’ve suffered from majorly. But friends and other people on social media making comments like “you’re too thin!” Or “I’ll give you a baby portion cause I guess you don’t eat much” and then the other side of things like agents and other models telling you to lose weight and that you have “massive hips” kinda gets you a little flustered and maybe even confused on what you’re supposed to look like!
For example – The last time I was on stay in Istanbul one of the girls weighed herself (50KGs)… After that, I weighed myself (58KGs) and the reaction of the other model blew my mind a little bit to tell you the truth… “Woww 58kgs! Maybe you should watch what you eat!” –Personally I wasn’t offended, I thought she was a bit of a brat… But never the less, not so offended.
It’s really frustrating for me to hear peoples disgusted reactions if I ever complain about myself – “oh shut up you’re skinny, what do you have to complain about?!” Well, believe it or not Models, like everybody else are just humans. We get spots, we get stretch marks, we can all find something “wrong” with our bodies!
To me its pretty apparent in this generation if you are a size 10 or under you could not possibly have any self esteem issues! Again wrong! We are all one. We all live and breath. We all have the same body parts. And we can all feel bad about ourselves!
Please stop presuming that because of your size, appearance or job title that we can’t all have body issues!
“Models get crapped on by society just like everyone else.”
Thankyou for reading!