Tuesday 17 July 2018

'I feel like I have a platform and I'm not just there to stand in a nice outfit' - Vogue Williams on using her voice

Vogue Williams at The Late Late Show
Vogue Williams at The Late Late Show
Vogue Williams outside House of Holland during London Fashion Week September 2017 on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews during ladies day of the 2018 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
Vogue Williams (John Walton/ PA)
Irish model Vogue Williams at Epsom Downs Racecourse on June 1, 2018 in Epsom, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams for Stellar magazine. Picture: Evan Doherty/VIP Magazine
Vogue Williams seen at the ITV Studios on October 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by HGL/GC Images)
Vogue Williams attends the Paul Costelloe catwalk show during London Fashion Week at The Waldorf London on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams for Stellar magazine. Picture: Evan Doherty/VIP Magazine
Vogue Williams joins BUILD for a live interview at their London studio at AOL on March 21, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams for Stellar magazine. Picture: Evan Doherty/VIP Magazine
Vogue Williams pictured at the launch of MAC Pro collection at Brown Thomas Dublin. Picture: Anthony Woods
Vogue Williams is expecting her first child with fiancé Spencer Matthews. Picture: Instagram
Vogue Williams shares snap of her jewellery - including her stunning new wedding ring
Vogue with her fiancee Spencer Matthews at the baby shower Photo: Vogue Williams/Instagram
Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews in Scotland at the relaunch of Dr Darren McKeown's clinic before their wedding. Picture: Diane Thompson at Cuture Foto
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Vogue Williams has revealed the reason she has been so vocal about her experience with trolling because she she doesn't "want anyone to have to deal with that s**t."

The 32-year-old tv presenter is expecting her first child with husband Spencer Matthews and has been eager to share the negative responses to sharing her pregnancy both on traditional and social media.

"Shaming happens every day online, it happens all the time. I can be skinny shamed and fat shamed in the same day," she told Stellar magzine. "I speak out about it because it bother me so much that people are like that. I'm not sitting at home crying, but I don't want anyone to have to deal with that s**t.

"The internet used to be fun, it was nice, now it's a way for people to be abusive towards one another."

Vogue Williams for Stellar magazine. Picture: Evan Doherty/VIP Magazine
Vogue Williams for Stellar magazine. Picture: Evan Doherty/VIP Magazine

"And when I spoke out about Repeal, I got abusive comments every single day. But I feel like I have a platform and a following, and I'm not just there to stand in a nice outfit, you know?

"If something is important, I will speak out, and I was absolutely delighted when the referendum passed, crying and everything. People thought I was vocal but if anything, being pregnant brought it all home for me."

The RTE star is due to give birth later this year and said her other half will be by her side in the delivery room, "Spencer is going to with me in the delivery room, but up at my face.

And spoke of her excitement at becoming a first-time mother and how surprised they were at conceiving so early.

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews in Scotland at the relaunch of Dr Darren McKeown's clinic before their wedding. Picture: Diane Thompson at Cuture Foto
Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews in Scotland at the relaunch of Dr Darren McKeown's clinic before their wedding. Picture: Diane Thompson at Cuture Foto

"We were talking about it last summer, and the doctor had told me that because I was on the Pill for so long, it might take a lot longer to conceive but we just got really lucky. I would love four children, both of us would, but I look at my age, and if you want four, and you want a little break, I'd want to really get cracking," she added.

Vogue Williams for Stellar magazine. Picture: Evan Doherty/VIP Magazine
Vogue Williams for Stellar magazine. Picture: Evan Doherty/VIP Magazine

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