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The return of Gemma Ward, the supermodel 'too fat' for Chanel


Veteran supermodel Gemma Ward has made her triumphant return to the runway - six years after being branded 'too fat' to wear a Chanel swimsuit.

The 26-year-old opened the Prada show at Milan Fashion Week to much fanfare and her return is even more relevant as super model in the making Kendall Jenner this week also came under fire for her weight.

An Australian magazine appeared to have Photoshopped cellulite on her legs, which was generally slammed by fans and purveyors of common sense.

In 2007, before she retired from modelling, she was labelled 'big, almost bloated' by an anonymous fashion editor, she sashayed down the catwalk in a denim bikini during a Chanel show.

Soon after, she noticeably gained weight as she struggled to cope with the death of her friend, the late actor Heath Ledger.

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