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Niall Horan's model ex Barbara Palvin 'fat shamed' for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit spread

Published 27/02/2016 | 19:35

Barbara Palvin for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue 2016. Picture: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Barbara Palvin for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue 2016. Picture: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Model Barbara Palvin attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Barbara Palvin for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue 2016. Picture: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
He was said to be dating Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin earlier this year
Model Barbara Palvin attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Model Barbara Palvin has hit back at body shamers who slammed her appearance in the newest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

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The Hungarian beauty, who dated One Direction's Niall Horan for three months in 2014, has walked for Victoria's Secret and appeared for the second time in the annual swimsuit magazine.

The 22-year-old tweeted that she had received "nasty comments about being fat" after her appearance in the publication, while hundreds of fans rushed to tell her she's beautiful.

She's not the only swimwear model to be criticised for her shape - Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton have all been "fat shamed" in the past for their curvaceous figures.

just a reminder vote for me to be rookie of the year ! link in my bio !! @si_swimsuitthank you

A photo posted by Barbara Palvin (@realbarbarapalvin) on

Most recently, Ashley Graham, who is a size 16, was criticised by former SI covergirl Cheryl Tiegs as "unhealthy" and said she's unhappy with the plus size model movement.

“Her face is beautiful, but I don't think it is healthy in the long run.”

"I don't like that we're talking about full-figured women, because it's glamorizing them, because your waist should be smaller than 35 (inches). That's what Dr. Oz said, and I'm sticking to it."

She later clarified she didn't mean to upset anyone.

vote for me maybe to be the Rookie of the year http://www.si.com/swimsuit/rookie-of-the-year @si_swimsuit #siswim

A photo posted by Barbara Palvin (@realbarbarapalvin) on

Model Barbara Palvin attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Model Barbara Palvin attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

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