Model Nina Agdal Calls Out Magazine That Body Shamed Her: 'I'm Disappointed and Appalled'

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Nina Agdal has a message for body shamers.

The 25-year-old Danish model took to Instagram on Friday to share how an unnamed magazine decided not to run her cover, claiming that she did not fit into the sample sizes and looked different than her portfolio.

"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," Agdal begins her lengthy message. "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."

Agdal revealed that "after a tough year of taking a step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures of this industry and dealing with paralyzing social anxiety," she walked into the shoot feeling great.

"I walked into that shoot as a 25-year-old WOMAN feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before," she wrote. "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."

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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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She continued by writing how proud she is that her body has evolved from when she 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," the blonde beauty expressed, adding that she released the topless pic from her photoshoot to draw awareness and support of an issue that's bigger than herself, and affects so many people not just in the fashion industry.

Writing that she'd like to bring women from all over the world together to celebrate their bodies, she concluded her empowering message by saying, "Let's find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other down."

Agdal isn't the first model to speak out against body shaming. Last year, Ireland Baldwin also clapped back at internet trolls who were leaving her harsh messages about her body in the comments sections of her posts.

Watch what she had to say in the video below.

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