‘SHE’S DECEIVING FANS!’
TOWIE queen Gemma Collins, who is a vocal supporter of body positivity and the idea of women, whatever their size, being confident in their own skin, has long faced accusations of misleading fans about her real size – particularly when it comes to the snaps she chooses to share on her social media accounts, where she is often wearing outfits from her own plus-size clothing range. A year ago, eagle-eyed fans called her out for a picture of herself she had uploaded, pointing out the floor was ‘wobbly’ and calling it ‘some really bad Photoshop’. One outraged follower commented, ‘She’s deceiving fans, despite campaigning for plus-size women to be happy with their body.’
The reality star, who was a size 24 at her largest, recently revealed she’s lost a stone after going on a post-Christmas diet, and plans to lose even more by the end of this month, as she is hoping to start a family with on-off (now on, we think) boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent.
Gemma, 37, has said, ‘I’m not saying I’ll get to a size 10, but I do need to lose weight. For my health, I wouldn’t want to be bigger than I am now.’ But looking at her ever-changing silhouette, it’s hard, particularly in the image-perfecting world of filters and Photoshop, to work out just what size that really is.