Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague has opened up to fans about an "awful" experience she had with a modelling agency when she was younger, telling followers during an Instagram Q&A that she was "traumatised".
The former Islander took to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday night to do a fan Q&A, and the first question she was asked was for tips on getting into modelling, which prompted her to tell fans about a horrible experience she had with a modelling agency after being scouted on a train when she was younger.
"I definitely don't do modelling but I have the funniest story that happened to me when I was younger. It's not funny at all actually, it's still traumatising me to this day," she said.
"Basically I was on a train and got scouted - so embarrassing. This woman from a modelling agency she scouted me. She was like 'Please can you come in tomorrow and we can potentially sign you'. I was absolutely buzzing. I always wanted to be a model when I was younger, definitely not anymore.
"So I went into London, cancelled work for the day, went for a meeting with this woman," she continued. "She got me to stand in front of her and some other people and do like a little twirl in all black clothing and stuff, like no make up. She literally took one look at me and said 'Yeah no sorry, made a mistake you're not the right shape to be a model,' and I literally was traumatised trying to be all polite whereas if it happened now it would be a different story."
"I was like 'Can you give me constructive criticism? What wasn't right about me?' She was like 'You looked different on the train, like your legs looked different.' Honestly it was awful.
"I just had to tell that story if anyone asks me about modelling. Just that day, taking the day off work, getting on the train and being so excited and that woman just shutting me down like that and it was so so so bad and if anyone that is watching this has ever had that happen to them before, like screw the person that did that to you.
She finished the story by telling fans, "I still think about it to this day. I'm not like bothered by it but the modelling industry is just so harsh and not nice. Hats off to models though."
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