NewsCO.com.au–Supermodel Nina Agdal slams magazine for cutting photoshoot over her size

NewsCO.com.au–Supermodel Nina Agdal slams magazine for cutting photoshoot over her size

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SIZE 8 supermodel Nina Agdal has publicly blasted a magazine, claiming they cut her photoshoot after telling her agent she wasn’t thin enough.

NY PostJanuary 13, 20184:04pm

A VICTORIA’S Secret model has slammed an unnamed magazine for choosing not to run a photoshoot of her.

Nina Agdal, 25, released an image from the shoot via Instagram, telling followers that the magazine declined to run the images because she wasn’t thin enough to fit the publication’s standards.

Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry. A few months ago, I agreed to shoot with a creative team I believed in and was excited to collaborate with. When my agent received an unapologetic email concluding they would not run my cover/story because it “did not reflect well on my talent” and “did not fit their market,” the publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false. If anyone has any interest in me, they know I am not an average model body – I have an athletic build and healthy curves. After a tough year of taking a step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures of this industry and dealing with paralyzing social anxiety, I walked into that shoot as a 25 year old WOMAN feeling more comfortable in my own 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. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane. I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits. So, shame on you and thank you to the publisher for reaffirming how important it is to live your truth and say it out loud, no matter who you are or what size. I decided to release an image to draw awareness and support of an issue that’s bigger than just myself and affects so many people not just in the fashion industry, but in general, with the goal of bringing women from all over together in a celebration of our bodies. Let’s find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other down. #bodyshaming #bodyimage #selfimage #dietculture #mybodymybusiness

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“Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry,” she captioned the professional shot, which featured her topless and modelling Oscar de la Renta jeans.

“When my agent received an unapologetic email concluding they would not run my cover/story because it ‘did not reflect well on my talent’ and ‘did not fit their market,’ the publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false.”

Agdal discussed taking a “tough year” off to find self-confidence, and shared that she walked into this shoot “feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before.” She said her clothing size fluctuates between a sample size (8) and a 10.

“I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane,” she wrote. “I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits.”

Agdal said she shared the image to shed light on an ongoing issue in the fashion industry and with the hope “of bringing women from all over together in a celebration of our bodies.”

Agdal’s rep has been contacted for comment.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished here with permission.

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