Nina Agdal cut from magazine over her size
Nina Agdal slammed an unnamed magazine for choosing not to run a photoshoot of her.
The 25-year-old model released an image from the shoot via Instagram on Friday, telling followers that the magazine declined to run the images because she wasn’t thin enough to fit the publication’s standards.
“Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry,” she captioned the professional shot, which featured her topless and modeling Oscar de la Renta jeans.
“When my agent received an unapologetic email concluding they would not run my cover/story because it ‘did not reflect well on my talent’ and ‘did not fit their market,’ the publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false.”
Agdal discussed taking a “tough year” off to find self-confidence, and shared that she walked into this shoot “feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before.” She said her clothing size fluctuates between a sample size and a 6.
“I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane,” she wrote. “I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits.”
Agdal said she shared the image to shed light on an ongoing issue in the fashion industry and with the hope “of bringing women from all over together in a celebration of our bodies.”
Page Six has reached out to Agdal’s rep for comment.