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Model speaks out about being told to show off her ribs by a body-shaming brand

Bridget Malcolm, an Australian model who has walked the runway for the likes of Rodarte, Ralph Lauren, and Victoria’s Secret, has long been outspoken about body-shaming in the industry.

In a new blog post, the 26-year-old catwalker revealed just how insidious negative comments can be. One of her worst job experiences involved a photo shoot for an unnamed brand that expected Malcolm to have 33-inch hips, and were cold and dismissive when it realized she didn’t. According to Malcolm, women on the set — “which makes the whole thing even more frustrating and messed up” — encouraged her to fake a skinnier appearance on the shoot.