Lucy Mecklenburgh has addressed body shamers since receiving unkind comments on her social media photos. The 24-year-old took to Instagram to hit back at her critics, looking happy and healthy as she did so.
The former TOWIE star, who split with Louis Smith in February, shared a selfie of her raising a glass of wine with a lengthy caption, detailing her healthy diet and addressing nasty comments from "vile men."
Lucy hit back at body shamers
"I have had a lot of comments recently that have been quite cruel about me & my body including- 'your body is like a 12 year old boy'...'You look ill' 'Must starve herself' 'Bad role model'," she said on Instagram
"Firstly this is body shaming & I'm sick of it!! Last week I did 4 hours of @resultswithlucy HIIT training & Pilates.
"It's important to indulge & enjoy naughty food in moderation of coarse. I always make time for breakfast & always have 3 meals a day & a fresh juice.
The star is a fitness fanatic
"These comments are extremely hurtful...I used to be a curvy size 10 but I was living on pasta, pastries, sugary drinks, 3 sugars in my tea, skipping breakfast, Mc Donald's once-twice a week. I did ZERO exercise. I had no energy, bad skin, covered in cellulite & felt yuk! I needed to change & I chose my health! #resultswithlucy #bodyshaming #health," she wrote alongside the snap on Sunday.
The brunette beauty, who often shares fitness photos on social media, recently unveiled her first campaign for Barry M. The new role marks yet another milestone in her ever-growing list of accolades.
Not only was she catapulted to stardom thanks to TOWIE, but after leaving the show she has gone on to launch her successful fitness business Results with Lucy, as well as conquering the world of fashion with her store Lucy's Boutique which stocks a series of stylish pieces.