The fashion and entertainment industry globally went through a major change this year. More women celebrities raised their voices sexual assault with #MeToo becoming a worldwide campaign. Hollywood being the driving force where women spoke against sexism which was majorly triggering by two incidents triggering the movement. Donald Trump’s insults on women in the past and Harvey Weinstein scandal brought women together talking against the biased and sexist industry they were working in. Last year also saw more women accepting their body types and calling out body and fat shamers on social media. And going with the positive trend, Victoria’s Secret model Nina Adgal in an Instagram post has attacked a magazine for body shaming her.

Adgal has called out body shamers in the fashion industry after being cut from a cover and story for her size. She was reportedly told that she could not fit into sample sizes and did not look like the images in her portfolio. While Adgal denied that she could fit the samples, the unnamed publication said that she “did not fit their market.”

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She also opened up about her personal struggle with body insecurities and social anxiety on social media. The 25-year-old’s post was quick to go viral and has over 1,30,000 likes. Talking about her struggle, she writes, “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.”

Here is the post:

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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Hitting out at the magazine, she further writes, “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.” Her post is flooded with social media users lauded her for raising the issue. Instagrammers commented saying it was praiseworthy that a woman model was speaking against the age-old norms in the society. She later also posted a video thanking people for commenting support and being with her in the tough time.