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Victoria Beckham defends her 'super-skinny' models

Sasha Brady

Published 16/11/2015 | 11:54

Role model: Dr Eva Orsmond says that Victoria Beckham should be a role model for overweight Irish women
Role model: Dr Eva Orsmond says that Victoria Beckham should be a role model for overweight Irish women

Victoria Beckham has come under criticism for featuring super-skinny models in her New York Fashion Week Show back in September.

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The fashion designer insists she only features healthy girls in her catwalk shows and the fact that they're thin, doesn't mean they're unhealthy.

"They’re young, they’re thin, but that doesn’t mean they’re ill," she told The Telegraph.

"People are mean on social media, whoever you are. It’s a shame people have to be that way."

The former Spice Girl's decision to close the show with 17-year-old model Peyton Knight received some backlash due to the model's incredibly slim frame.

However, Victoria points out that the newcomer walked in a number of fashion shows, including Alexander Wang.

The mother-of-four was also heavily criticised on social media, with many accusing her of promoting an unhealthy body image.

The star herself is no stranger to weight scrutiny and her slender frame has criticised heavily over the years, although Victoria maintains that her slim build comes from working out seven days a week and eating well.

(L to R) Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the Burberry Festive film premiere at 121 Regent Street on November 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)
(L to R) Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the Burberry Festive film premiere at 121 Regent Street on November 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)

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