Niall Horan's model ex Barbara Palvin 'fat shamed' for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit spread
Published 27/02/2016 | 19:35
Model Barbara Palvin has hit back at body shamers who slammed her appearance in the newest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
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.
wooow. i got some nasty comments about me being fat. well i am not as skinny as i was when i was 18. but i dont consider myself fat!— Barbara Palvin (@BarbaraPalvin) February 20, 2016
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.
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.