Zara McDermott poses in black lingerie for unedited shoot after being 'relentlessly trolled' by skinny-shamers

LOVE Island's Zara McDermott oozed confidence as she posed in sheer black lingerie for an unedited photoshoot.

The stunning snaps come after the reality star was 'relentlessly trolled' by skinny-shamers.

Smiling for the camera, the 23-year-old appeared relaxed as she showed off her flat stomach and toned physique for the 'Your Style, Your Shape' campaign by Boux Avenue.

It's the lingerie company's first ever campaign using unretouched pictures in order to celebrate the idea of their ambassadors '"staying true to themselves".

This week, Zara, who is currently dating Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson, admitted she'd been left ‘hurt’ and ‘confused’ after trolls slammed her for being too skinny after her recent weight loss.

The comments came after she posted a picture of herself standing in front of the mirror in her underwear.

But the pretty blonde was quick to clap back with a hard-hitting statement on her Instagram page.

She said: "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”

Boyfriend Sam leapt 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?!…

"The fact that people can now be triggered by someone being happy and positive about their healthy natural fitness journey and see that as an attack on young women baffles me. I will never understand it…

"If promoting being fit and healthy in body and mind is now seen as harmful to young people then please stop the world… I want to get off. I for one couldn't be more proud of you and how far you've come Zara. I love you".

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