A previous Victoria’s Secret “Angel” has uncovered that she stop the lingerie brand subsequent to being advised to lose weight for shows – a jolting disclosure however one that really shouldn’t surprise anybody any longer given that several models and actresses have been speaking out about struggling with bodyshaming and body image.
Erin Heatherton, who functioned as a Victoria’s Secret model for five years, read a clock’s motto that she was pressured to be more slender for her last shows in 2013. She said: “My last two Victoria’s Secret shows, I was advised I needed to lose weight. I think back like, ‘Really?'”
Presently 27, Ms Heatherton told motto that she ate sound and worked out twice every day except in the long run her “body just wouldn’t do it.”
What’s more, she got to a point where one night she returned home from a workout and she stared at her sustenance and thinking possibly she should just not eat. Ms Heatherton said that she was really depressed because she was working so hard and she felt her body was resisting her.
Erin Heatherton quit Victoria’s Secret after her last 2013 show because: “I understood I couldn’t go out into the world-parading my body and myself before every one of these ladies who admire me-and let them know this is easy and simple and everybody can do this.”
Some weeks prior, Ms Heatherton, who showed up in the Adam Sandler film Grown Ups 2, posted an Instagram note in which she writes “I am not perfect” and that she will no more “hide behind a fabricated version” of herself.
This is a week in which body image has been discussed at length in an intense Instagram post by actress Zarine Khan, who accompanied photos of herself as a school student and wrote about being bodyshamed regardless of what size she is.
Last year, no less than three models spoke openly about being bodyshamed. At home, model and actress Lisa Ray, 44, told news agency IANS that she gets bodyshamed.
Several of Lisa’s colleagues from Bollywood, among them Parineeti Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha, have been outspoken about being criticized for their bodies. Alarmingly, youthful daughters of female celebrities also seem, by all accounts, to be targeted for the way they look. The teenaged daughters of actresses Sridevi and Pooja Bedi have addressed those who leave disrespectful comments on their social media accounts in strongly-worded posts and blogs.