Jacqueline Jossa passionately hits back at criticism over being branded a ‘plus-size model’

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Jacqueline Jossa has hit back at criticism over claims she branded herself a plus-size model.

The 27 year old former EastEnders actress set the record straight after receiving messages from some unhappy fans.

Jacqueline insisted she doesn’t consider herself plus sized or a model, and it was an article that gave her that label.

Speaking in a video, which she posted on her Instagram story, Jacqueline told her three million followers: “Hey guys, I just want to address something. Yesterday I got quite a few DMs of people saying to me, ‘You're not plus-sized, why do you call yourself plus-sized. I'm much bigger than you, how do you think that makes me feel?’

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“Understood. I don't call myself plus-size. I'm not plus-size. I'm like size 12.“

Jacqueline, who is considering having a third child with Dan Osborne, added: “[An article] said I am embracing my new plus-sized model body or whatever it was.

“One, I'm not a model. Two, I'm not a plus-sized model. And I think they took what I said out of context from a story about four months ago.

“I basically responded to another article about another article, saying: ‘Oh listen I keep getting called plus-size, it’s not something I ever really thought that I was or ever felt like it needed to be addressed. I don’t see myself as plus-size, I’m not a plus-size model.’”

She continued: “If people do wanna call me plus-size I’m fully here for it because there’s nothing wrong with being a slightly larger woman or a slightly smaller woman, whatever it is.

“So people take these things too seriously and put words in my mouth.”

Jacqueline passionately insisted: “I don’t ever call myself a plus-size model, nor do people I know. I’m not a plus-size model, of course I’m not.

“I’m not a model for God’s sake. I hate the word plus-size, I hate it. I think it’s just really s**t.”

Brushing off the comments, Jacqueline, who previously said she struggled to dress her normal figure, added: “So, yeah, peace and love. That’s where I’m at right now wth the whole situation. I’m a size 12 and I don’t claim to be any other and I’m not ashamed of how I look. I like my size 12 body, I like my size 14 a**e so it is what is f**king is – excuse the language there.

“I’m here for it. Would I like to be slimmer? Probably! Can I not eat pancakes for breakfast? No. So, do you know what I mean, swings and roundabouts.

“I’m trying to be healthier. I often have moments of trying to be healthier but I get good pictures and I’m not offended.

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“Even in my pap pictures where I look bigger, I’m like: ‘Nah I’m in proportion.’ I’m never hating on my body and I think people get p**sed off with that. Soz.”

Jacqueline continued: “Also I never asked to be this size 12, inclusive… I never asked to be that, I just am so I do embrace it. I’m not gonna shy away from it and be offended that people are gonna call me real and normal.

“Do I see myself like that? No… well yeah I do se myself as normal. I don’t feel I need to label it, like, ‘oh she’s so real, she so inclusive. She goes makeup free, she doesn’t care what she looks like’. I do feel like I tend to do the best of both worlds but I’m not trying to.”

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