Kelly Brook steps out in casual ensemble after being body shamed for 'plump' bikini shots
Kelly Brook put on a brave face after she was body shamed in a bikini shot she posted on Instagram.
The 37-year-old model hit headlines last weekend when she posted a beach photo on social media, which she eventually took down after she was trolled for her weight. One follower labelled Kelly "plump", while another added, "you got fat".
Before removing the picture, she responded by saying she's proud "to have curves".
"I have thick skin – literally!” Kelly responded, before adding, "I have lovely smart people follow me on social media who I like talking with! I will not let the negativity of a few stop me sharing."
She stepped out for the first time since the controversy on Thursday to promote her Skechers range at the brand's store on Oxford Street, London. The Piranha star opted for a pair of skinny jeans, black and white breton top and an on-trend brown suede buckle jacket.
Kelly shot to fame thanks to her curvy figure and recently revealed that her fluctuating weight means she is always between a size eight and a size 12.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, she explained that she ditched the low-carb Atkins diet plan after moving back to the U.K. from Los Angeles last year.
“It was easy to do when I was in Los Angeles because you’re so health-conscious out there, but as soon I left, my focus changed,” she explained. “It wasn’t so much on my diet and exercise regime – it was more on enjoying my life a little bit more.
"My boyfriend is Italian and lives in France, so I cook a lot of pasta and we have croissants most mornings,” she told the newspaper.
“I’m more accepting of myself. You’re skinnier and toned when you’re younger. When you’re older, you have a few too many glasses of wine and too much chocolate cake.”
Kelly is currently in a relationship with male model Jeremy Parisi, who she has been dating for the past two years.