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This size 16 model says her health is 'none of your business'

"Don’t you think I know how to eat clean?"

04 Sep 2018

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have heard the noise in the media and on social media about whether or not Tess Holiday's Cosmo cover promotes obesity.

On the back of the divisive cover, a British model has hit back at trolls who have been criticising models like her and Tess.

Size 16 model, Paloma Elsesser, 26, wants the trolls who comment on her body to know that her health and dress size is none of their business - and we couldn't agree more.

Speaking to Sunday Times Style, she said: "It’s never their business. My health is not their business. Don’t you think I know how to eat clean?'.

“Like, you should cut out sugar."

The model, who has worked with the likes of Fenty Beauty, Vogue Arabia and 7 for All Mankind, added that it's 'inexcusable' for fashion brands to ignore larger women.

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Paloma's comments come after Tess graced the cover of Cosmo. Tess, who deals with constant online troll attacks over her size, founded the campaign in 2012, to prove that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. The hashtag has had more than three million posts, and Tess has become a major voice for diversity and body positivity in the fashion industry. But despite all of this, she admits she has struggled to love herself.

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“I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself,” she said.

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Major respect to Tess for being so honest about her struggles and for starting a conversation that could help other people going through the same thing realise they’re not alone.