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Former Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart reveals struggle with body image

‘My calves look fat’: Former Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart reveals struggle with body image despite her slender frame… as she shares an unretouched selfie

Jessica Hart has revealed her struggle with body image.

The former Victoria’s Secret model, who is hailed around the world for her size 8 figure and statuesque frame, told fans she feels ‘fat’ in a candid Instagram post on Monday.

She shared an unretouched selfie and revealed she’s ‘exhausted’ with worrying about ‘stupid insecurities’.

Body image: In an Instagram post on Monday, Jessica told fans she was reluctant to post this photo because she thinks her calves look 'fat'

Body image: In an Instagram post on Monday, Jessica told fans she was reluctant to post this photo because she thinks her calves look ‘fat’

‘I nearly didn’t post this because I think my calves look fat in this image,’ she wrote.

‘Someone said I should definitely post it… So, naturally, I found myself retouching it.

‘Halfway through I realised how EXHAUSTED I am from obsessing over stupid insecurities! I vow to TRY to be kinder and more compassionate to myself! #wereALLhuman #noretouching #nofilter.’

The Sydney native, who was discovered at age 14, once told Who magazine in 2011 that she felt pressured to be a size zero during the early stages of her career.

Candid: The former Victoria's Secret model said she is 'exhausted' with worrying about how she looks

Candid: The former Victoria’s Secret model said she is ‘exhausted’ with worrying about how she looks

Trim: The Australian model is hailed around the world for her size 8 figure and statuesque frame. Pictured in 2012 at the Victoria's Secret show

Trim: The Australian model is hailed around the world for her size 8 figure and statuesque frame. Pictured in 2012 at the Victoria’s Secret show 

‘It felt like there was this whole period where really skinny girls were getting all the (modeling) work, those girls who have really boyish figures, with no hips,’ she said.

‘I remember for ages I hated my hips because of that.

It’s taken me so long to be comfortable with the way I am… like, ages. Even now I’m still picky but it’s a lot better than it used to be.’ 

Bikini model: Despite having modelled for Seafolly and other bikini labels, Jessica admittedly struggles with body confidence

Bikini model: Despite having modelled for Seafolly and other bikini labels, Jessica admittedly struggles with body confidence

Bikini model: Despite having modelled for Seafolly and other bikini labels, Jessica admittedly struggles with body confidence 

Last month, she revealed she quit drinking last year and attends AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings.

‘I joined AA and did 30 meetings in 30 days,’ she wrote in a piece for Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

‘A few drinks didn’t interest me. I was go hard or go home. And home was never the answer.’

Party girl: Last month, she revealed she quit drinking last year and attends AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings. 'A few drinks didn't interest me. I was go hard or go home. And home was never the answer,' she wrote in a piece for Harper's Bazaar Australia

Party girl: Last month, she revealed she quit drinking last year and attends AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings. ‘A few drinks didn’t interest me. I was go hard or go home. And home was never the answer,’ she wrote in a piece for Harper’s Bazaar Australia 

Jessica also revealed that her new boyfriend, NASCAR driver James Kirkham, has been a great support in her decision to embrace sobriety. 

She has had a difficult last few years following her split with Greek billionaire Stavros Niarchos III and her infamous feud with Taylor Swift. 

In August last year, she revealed that her seven-year romance with Stavros had simply ‘run its course’ the previous year. 

In 2014, she was reportedly stripped of her Victoria’s Secret wings after publicly claiming Taylor Swift ‘didn’t fit the brand’. 

Success: Jessica's modelling career spans 20 years after she was discovered at age 14. She has walked on international runways for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Victoria's Secret

Success: Jessica’s modelling career spans 20 years after she was discovered at age 14. She has walked on international runways for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Victoria’s Secret 

Daily Mail UK

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