Bridget Malcolm on Instagram.

Can we STOP with the skinny shaming please? I am extremely fit and healthy and am not in the slightest way anorexic. I have worked hard to look like this and am proud of my body.

Yep. Other than some extremes of the (gay male dominated*) fashion industry, most models are healthy, work out a lot and spend a great deal of effort on eating healthily and properly.

Yes, Bridget Malcolm certainly had good genes to look the way she does. But you don’t get a body like that just by good genes. It’s barely a start. Nope, what you do is you spend an assload of time in the gym and also (even more importantly) not stuffing your maw with whatever strikes your fancy.

Like me, she also has naturally long arms and legs for her size which make her look skinnier than she is.**

For all the fat shaming supposedly out there, I (and my girlfriend) often hear and see more skinny shaming in the real world.

Of course, most of the FA movement is just the incoherent spewing of laziness and jealousy. Envy is never pretty, and is especially vitriolic when the envious know that they could do the work to at least approximate a body like Malcolm’s.

*Why gay men prefer starving models is an open question.

**I’m a bit less than two inches taller than my partner, but I have over 5 inches of reach on her.