- Bridget Malcolm stated she was instructed to do cocaine and “have a lot of intercourse” to shed extra pounds as a minor.
- She additionally stated she developed extreme anxiousness, anorexia, PTSD, and extra consequently.
- The previous Victoria’s Secret mannequin is now in restoration, and pushing for change within the business.
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Former Victoria’s Secret mannequin Bridget Malcolm lately opened up being inspired by her modeling businesses to
as a minor.
In a video posted to Instagram on Saturday, Malcolm addressed commenters who requested why she’s simply now talking out about adverse experiences she had whereas working within the style business prior to now.
She shared that she’s spent current years engaged on recovering from these experiences, and is lastly feeling completely satisfied, balanced, and powerful sufficient to talk. “I really feel the very best I’ve ever felt,” she stated in her video.
“By the age of 18, I would lived in three nations alone. I traveled to all continents besides Antarctica. I have been groomed by a a lot older man. I have been sexually assaulted a number of instances. I have been instructed to do cocaine to shed extra pounds by my agent, been instructed weekly, and have been below loads of strain to shed extra pounds by my businesses,” Malcolm stated.
Later in her video, the mannequin added that she was additionally instructed by modeling businesses “to simply have a lot of intercourse to shed extra pounds.” She stated that she was underage throughout all of these experiences, and was struggling together with her gender id on the time.
Malcolm stated she went on to develop PTSD, anorexia, orthorexia, anxiousness, and despair, and ultimately “could not socialize with out ingesting.” She then stated that she was “growing fairly the reliance on Xanax and Ambien” at one level.
Malcolm additionally stated in her video that after having a “nervous breakdown” on her twenty sixth birthday, she could not go away her residence for a 12 months with out experiencing “extreme anxiousness” and panic assaults.
“I additionally had a bout with suicidal ideation, which was terrifying, and that was 4 years in the past,” she stated.
Malcolm stated she’s now in a position to discuss her experiences as a result of she’s greater than two years sober, and 4 years into restoration for her consuming problems.
“The fact is I could not speak about my experiences earlier than I reached this place as a result of I might have intense PTSD flashbacks, I might have panic assaults, and I would not be OK,” she stated. “However I’m OK now, and that is why I am talking out. I’m in strong restoration, and I am robust sufficient for any backlash, and I wasn’t earlier than this.”
Malcolm stated that the “solely cause” she selected to share her story is as a result of she’s a “robust believer that the style business wants to alter.”
“I am one of many fortunate fashions — I used to be in a position to make a protracted profession out of the style business,” she stated. “However my job mustn’t embrace abuse, and that’s the reason I am talking up now.”
Earlier this month, Malcolm criticized her former employer Victoria’s Secret on TikTok.
She shared that she wore a dimension 30A bra within the 2016 style present, and that it was large on her on the time. Now, based on Malcolm, she’s a “wholesome” dimension 34B. She additionally stated former Victoria’s Secret chief advertising officer Ed Razek rejected her from the 2017 present as a result of he stated her physique “didn’t look ok.”
She then labeled the model’s current determination to interchange its solid of Angels with a various group of ambassadors as “performative allyship.”
Representatives for Bridget Malcolm declined to touch upon this story.