British TV star defends going topless after being body shamed

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

British TV star Gemma Collins has clapped back at trolls who body shamed her when she was pictured topless while on holiday.

Gemma was pictured stripping down from a red swimsuit for a massage during her holiday in Spain and was subjected to a torrent of abuse.

But she’s showed her haters that she won’t be letting their cruel words get to her, sassily declaring that she’s proud of her “candy” and cementing herself in our hearts as an actual ‘Kween’.

Gemma Collins has clapped back at online trolls who body shamed her after she was snapped topless on holiday in Spain. Source: Getty
She’s currently in Spain and has been sharing snaps of herself in swimmers on her social media accounts. Source: Instagram/MissGemmaCollins

“I’m not going to hide away,” she told the Sun Online. “I’m really proud. I’m 37 and I’ve never had one bit of cosmetic surgery done.”

The star of The Only Way Is Essex went on to explain she was more than happy to flaunt her “curves” as she loves her “natural boobs”. 


“I wasn’t devastated when I saw those snaps because that’s my body,” she went on, adding her “natural” body was something she felt resonated with so many women.

Her self-love attitude has inspired fans, with one even comparing her to Beyoncé.




Gemma — who has her own plus-size fashion range with Boohoo.com — has become somewhat of a cult icon recently despite joining TOWIE in 2011, thanks to her unapologetic nature.

In April she recreated the iconic Kim Kardashian Paper cover, proudly showing off her body in that bootylicious pose.

Now, THIS is how you break the internet. Source: Coco & Eve

Last year she won an army of fans when she fell off a stage during a music awards show and took to Twitter to laugh at herself.


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