Nina Agdal Goes Topless in New Instagram Snap as She Slams a Magazine for Body-Shaming Her
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The 25-year-old Danish beauty shares that the publisher of the magazine decided not to run her cover issue because it 'did not reflect well on my talent' and 'did not fit their market.'

AceShowbiz - Nina Agdal isn't afraid to speak her mind. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model has taken to Instagram to hit back at the modeling industry after a magazine refused to run her cover story as it thought the shoot "did not fit their market."

Along with a topless picture of herself taken at the shoot, she writes on the photo-sharing site, "Today, I'm disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry. A few months ago, I agreed to shoot with a creative team I believed in and was excited to collaborate with."

She shares that the publisher decided not to run her cover story because it "did not reflect well on my talent" and "did not fit their market." The publisher also said that she "did not fit into the samples (sample size)." However, Agdal shuts down the excuse by saying that anyone who hires her knows exactly what they're going to get.

"If anyone has any interest in me, they know I am not an average model body -- I have an athletic build and healthy curves," she adds, before discussing taking a "tough year" off the industry to find her self-confidence. She also shares that she walked into the shoot "feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before."

The former girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio goes on revealing that she is not "built as a runway model and have never been stick thin. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane." Agdal continues, "I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits."

"So, shame on you and thank you to the publisher for reaffirming how important it is to live your truth and say it out loud, no matter who you are or what size," she adds, before explaining that she decides to post the image to "draw awareness and support of an issue that's bigger than just myself." She concludes, "Let's find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other down."

Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry. A few months ago, I agreed to shoot with a creative team I believed in and was excited to collaborate with. When my agent received an unapologetic email concluding they would not run my cover/story because it “did not reflect well on my talent” and “did not fit their market,” the publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false. If anyone has any interest in me, they know I am not an average model body - I have an athletic build and healthy curves. After a tough year of taking a step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures of this industry and dealing with paralyzing social anxiety, I walked into that shoot as a 25 year old WOMAN feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before. Some days I’m a sample size, some days I’m a size 4, some a 6. I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane. I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits. So, shame on you and thank you to the publisher for reaffirming how important it is to live your truth and say it out loud, no matter who you are or what size. I decided to release an image to draw awareness and support of an issue that's bigger than just myself and affects so many people not just in the fashion industry, but in general, with the goal of bringing women from all over together in a celebration of our bodies. Let's find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other down. #bodyshaming #bodyimage #selfimage #dietculture #mybodymybusiness

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