Body-shaming can happen to anybody. Even you’re the highest-paid celebrity, most loved musician or even a strong-willed politician, and no one can escape to the sharp knives of body-shaming cult in the society. Appalled with the societal norms and we have observed how beauty standards measured our existence, complications will came and destroys our inner being.
Victoria’s Secret model Nina Agdal has slammed the fashion industry after being cut from a magazine for not being slim and petite for a segment.
At the age of 25-years old, Nina Agdal has worked with other modeling gigs. For the likes of Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret shared a photo from the shoot with the unnamed publication with her 1.7million followers on Instagram.
A model is known for her renowned prolific skills, she never let insecurities paved her way to success in modeling career, Agdal honestly stated that she had been unapologetically shamed for her appearance and opened up about her personal struggle with body insecurities and social anxiety. Her struggles as a model were too much to digest.
“Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry,” she captioned the image of herself wearing nothing but a pair of Oscar de la Renta jeans.
After agreeing to shoot with a creative team that she “believed in”, the Danish model reveals that her agent received an “unapologetic e-mail” explaining that they would not run her cover or story because it “did not reflect well” on her talent and “did not fit their market.”
The blunt comments were traumatizing just like everybody thought. Ironically, the model undergone too much stress but was able to cope with it. With her unfortunate turn in the fashion industry by body-shaming cult, it didn’t stop her to be good as she is.
Meanwhile, the magazine and publisher also made their judgment and claimed that Nina Agdal’s look “deviated” from her latest fashion portfolio and that she was not qualified and can blend into the sample sizes of clothes – a statement the young model claims is “completely false.”
The former Maxim cover star goes on to share her personal story admitting to dealing with “paralysing social anxiety”, and “taking a step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures” of the industry.
However, she adds that as a 25-year-old woman she now feels more comfortable in her skin and “healthier than ever before.”
“Some days I’m a sample size, some days I’m a size 4, some a 6. I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin,” she writes.
“Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane.”
With the amount of self-confidence and boosted self-esteem that grew inside her core, Agdal ended by saying that she hopes the image will help draw awareness and support of the issue that affects so many women. She clearly pointed how body-shaming can destroy the inner-being and confidence of one individual.
“Let’s find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other.”
With her powerful post, the image has since been liked more than 125,000 times and flooded with hundreds of supportive comments.
“Thank you thank you thank you a million times for speaking up about this! You are beautiful,” one person wrote.
Another added, “It’s SO comforting to read posts like this and know that we are not alone! More than anything I am so happy to hear that you are happy, confident, comfortable, and PROUD of your body.
“Grateful for this post and women like you!”