Love Island's Millie received "nasty" comments about her weight on social media
"Even though I’m now happy with the way I am, inside and out, those comments hurt."
Millie Court has spoken about receiving body-shaming comments on social media after winning Love Island alongside her boyfriend Liam Reardon last year.
She said that she deliberately lost weight before entering the villa, and gradually gained weight again after leaving.
Millie said: "Recently, I’ve received nasty comments on social media about my size-10 figure, with some people even asking if I’m pregnant. Can you imagine if I couldn’t have children or I was trying for a baby and not succeeding?"
Mille went on: "It’s so important to not get sucked in by beauty standards of perfection. Even though I’m now happy with the way I am, inside and out, those comments hurt.
"I'm human, nobody likes to feel judged."
She then explained that this isn't the first time she has been targeted by trolls, after calling them out in an Instagram post on International Women's Day in March.
She had previously shared a screenshot of a comment asking if she was pregnant, and she outlined how insensitive it was.
"I’ve been getting a lot of these messages and comments recently," she wrote. "NO I am not pregnant although one day hopefully I will be and I’m sure it’ll be one of the happiest days of my life but being a woman, especially in the public eye, I’ve now experienced what it’s like to be absolutely torn apart by the way you look, dress, act, etc, and it can be hard on someone to be constantly judged."
She then addressed the pressure she felt to lose weight before appearing on the reality show.
"On the weeks leading up to Love Island I felt the need to lose several pounds because I knew I was going to be surrounded by beautiful slim girls. I worked out every single day and ate salad for lunch and to tell you the truth I was miserable whilst doing it," she wrote.
She then explained that she has since let go of that pressure and told her followers that she feels "perfectly happy" with her body now.
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