This Plus-Size Model Is Getting Hate Mail Because She Lost 250 Pounds

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10.17.16 8 Comments

In May, Rosie Mercado made headlines when she revealed that she’d lost over 240 pounds. The plus-size model — who’s still proud to be plus size, by the way — spoke out this week. Not only about why she chose to lose the weight (she had been shamed by a flight attendant at 410 pounds) and how important it was for her to stay healthy for her daughter, but also about the real difficulties of losing more than 200 pounds.

Thanks @healthyisthenewskinny I am excited to join the movement #tostopbodyshame #latina #naturalmodelsla #hns #success

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