LOVE Island beauty Zara McDermott has shown fans she’s embracing her newly-toned body in a bikini.
The reality TV star and model is currently in Marbella with MIC boyfriend Sam Thompson – and recently spoke out about being body-shamed by trolls for being ‘too thin’.
The stunning brunette looked relaxed and happy as she caught some rays in the Spanish sunshine, looking great in a mismatched baby pink and green bikini, plus a frilly purple bottom-flashing number.
The bombshell looked fabulous as she went au natural without any make-up to get some sun on her skin.
The model rocked the two-piece bikini, accessorised with a wicker hat and a big smile.
Her and Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson jetted off on their romantic break and have been entertaining followers with their antics along the way – not to mention some seriously sexy pictures.
Zara recently revealed she’s ‘hurt’ and ‘confused’ after trolls slammed her for being too skinny after weight loss.
The Love Island star, 23, clapped back with a statement on her Instagram fitness page.
In the caption Zara explained she had been left feeling hurt by comments from trolls that she was looking too skinny.
She wrote: “I never thought those kinds of comments could hurt me, but if I’m honest they hurt me more than the fat shaming comments.
“Why? Because I have worked so hard to get to where I am, I have spent so much time changing my lifestyle and focusing on being healthier.
“I can now walk up a hill without feeling out of breath, I can run down the road and feel absolutely fine, my mental health has never been better.”
Zara explained that last year she had been told she was fat, which was a catalyst of why she decided to get healthier however now she’s trolled for being too thin.
She went on: “So what do I do? In a society where bodies are plastered around every social media page, do I now have to hide mine? Even though I feel more confident than ever?
“I’m feeling down, confused, sad and upset. I want to be able to show my body, my results, my hard work, just like most other people do online, and not feel panicked and insecure about what people will say.
“Oddly, I feel like I was praised more online when I was bigger, however I was unhealthy then, so what is the right thing to do in this society we live in?
“I am HEALTHY, HAPPY, I am a healthy BMI (actually in the mid range for someone my age and height).
“I don’t want to hide away and start feeling unconfident again, but I also don’t ever want to upset anyone! Advice please 🙏🏼”
Zara’s boyfriend Sam leaped to her defence, posting a scathing message to the trolls on his own Instagram account: “Not many things ps me off but bringing someone down because they are happy with their fitness journey and natural weight loss fks with me…
“How can people see someone lose weight, whilst maintaining a healthy diet and all the while gaining strength (she’s deadlifting 50kg now) how can people see this as a problem?!”
Zara, who appeared on Love Island in 2018, has been documenting her health and fitness journey over the last few months before being trolled for being ‘fat’.
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