Former Victoria’s Secret model sensational claims she was told to “do cocaine” and “have a lot of sex” to lose weight when she was under 18 when her career began of mannequin.
Australian model Bridget Malcolm, 29, shared stories about her traumatic past in a video on TikTok, revealing that she developed PTSD, anorexia and depression before having a nervous breakdown at the age of 26 .
Bridget, who fights for change in the modeling industry, said: “By the age of 18, I had traveled to every continent except Antarctica. I had been cared for by a much older man. I had been sexually assaulted several times.
“I was told to take cocaine – I was told every week – to lose weight. I was under a lot of pressure to lose weight.
Speaking: Former Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm has made a sensational claim that she was told to “do cocaine” and “have a lot of sex” in order to lose weight early in her career. mannequin
She continued, “I developed PTSD. I was told when I was underage to have a lot of sex to lose weight. I was struggling with my gender identity, anorexia, orthorexia, anxiety and depression.
She added that she couldn’t socialize without drinking and developed an addiction to using Xanax to help her “get through the night.”
“It was before I was 18. It didn’t improve before,” she added.
Eight years later, Bridget suffered a nervous breakdown on her 26th birthday.
Tell her story: Australian model Bridget, 29, shared stories from her traumatic past in a video on TikTok, revealing that she developed PTSD, anorexia and depression before having a nervous breakdown in the age 26.
“I couldn’t leave my house for a year without panic attacks and severe anxiety,” she added. “I also had a bout with suicidal ideation which was terrifying. It was four years ago.’
Now Bridget says she’s been sober for over two years and has been recovering from an eating disorder for four years.
‘I am happy. I am balanced. I am strong and I feel better than ever, ”she said.
“The reality is that I couldn’t talk about my experiences until I reached this place because I would have intense flashbacks of PTSD. I would have panic attacks and I would not be well.
Shock Claims: Bridget added that she couldn’t socialize without drinking and became addicted to using Xanax to help her “get through the night.” Pictured: Bridget on the catwalk at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret show in Paris
She added that the reason she spoke was because she was “a firm believer” that the fashion industry had to change.
She concluded: “I am one of the lucky role models. I was able to have a long career in the fashion industry. But my work shouldn’t include abuse.
Bridget had exposed the brand in another Tik Tok video in June, in which she tried on the 30A cup bra she wore on the Victoria’s Secret show to show how small it is on her now size 34B breasts. “healthy”.
She then detailed her negative experiences with the lingerie brand, which recently announced that it had cut its show and cast of Angels in favor of hiring a group of seven “diverse spokespeople,” including plus size and transgender models, promote their new branding in a podcast.
“Too little, too late Victoria’s Secret,” Bridget captioned the video, adding, “Your performative ally is a joke.”
Change: Bridget recently slammed the lingerie brand for trying on the 30A bra she modeled on her 2016 runway show, revealing how tiny he is on her now
Memories: Lifting the bra up in front of the camera, Bridget showed the size tag 30A, before trying on the underwear over a bikini top to show how small it is now on her figure in healthy.
“I found my bra from the Victoria’s Secret 2016 show,” she explained in her post, while holding the little undergarment. ‘This is a size 30A.
“I am now a size 34B. Which is healthy for me.
Putting the underwear on over a red and white bikini top, Bridget showed off how small he was on her now, before sharing footage of herself modeling the bra backstage at the show 2016, which took place in Paris, revealing that it was actually for “big for her” at the time.
She also claimed that she was rejected from the show the following year by an executive who allegedly told her that her “body was not good enough”.
“I was kicked off the show in 2017,” she said. ‘[They] said “my body didn’t look good enough”. I was wearing a size 30B at the time. ‘
Review: Bridget, who shared she was now a ‘healthy’ size 34B, revealing the underwear was ‘too big for her’ when she wore it backstage at the Paris show
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Victoria’s Secret for comment.
Last month, Victoria’s Secret unveiled plans for a major overhaul, including a range of “diverse spokespeople” instead of scantily clad models.
The Victoria’s Secret Angels have been removed, replaced, according to a company announcement this week, by a “culturally relevant” group of seven women who will form the “VS collective.”
New Victoria’s Secret spokespeople include actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 38, and football star Megan Rapinoe, 35.
The new generation of spokespersons will not pose in lingerie, but instead “appear on a podcast” to discuss their stories.
The redesign has been described as “fully cause-driven” with an emphasis on “inclusiveness”.
Hope: “The only reason I’m doing this is because I firmly believe that the fashion industry needs to change,” added Bridget.