Ireland Baldwin Doesn’t Care If You Think She’s “Too Fat To Model”


Ireland Baldwin is the 17 year old daughter of actors Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin. She is also a young model and forging a career for herself instead of just trying to ride the coattails of celebrity parents.

It seems even this 6 foot 2 blonde bombshell doesn’t have it easy when it comes to criticism and haters. She recently posted a long rant on her tumblr page explaining in a very mature way how sick she is of hearing people say things like she is “too fat to model”. After a while it’s not just enough to ignore it. We think its very brave of her to speak out against this as it sets a standard for many other young girls who are criticized for the way they look and teaches them to speak out against it.

Here is some of her post:

To all of my followers and everyone else out there reading this, I feel that it is time I make a few points very clear. I know a majority of you could care less, but I’d like to take a moment to explain a few things. I know I have expressed some of this on my Twitter as well, but I feel that my voice wasn’t necessarily heard. I get many hateful emails, Twitter replies, and comments on gossip websites about me and my parents. I know what most of you are thinking. “Ireland, just ignore it.” “There are always going to be haters out there.” “Quit being so sensitive.” Yes, you are all correct. Someone out there is always going to have terrible things to say about you, no matter how good of a person you truly are! This I am very aware of. But what I am here to address goes beyond that. Of course I get those comments about how I am too fat to model, how I am not model material, how I am an unattractive girl, how I am too tall, etc.

I understand. I don’t look as glamorous as Rosie Huntington Whitely when leaving the gym. I’m actually really sweaty. Like really sweaty. I understand that I am not a size .008.  What I don’t fully understand, is what is the good in commenting on a photo of a 17 year old girl and calling her fat, ugly, etc? Is that helping you in some way? I’m confused. I know girls tend to have nasty things to say about other girls and judging the looks of other girls is only human of us all, but putting that out there is hateful and unhealthy. If you don’t have a complimentary thing to say about someone, keep it to yourself. I am not just talking about comments on photos of myself. I see hateful comments everywhere. It’s bad energy being put out there! Personally, I try to see the beauty in everyone. It’s there. Every girl out there has a beautiful feature.

Ireland Baldwin

We think she has the makings of a very strong young woman! She also goes on to explain to people (and clearly idiots and trolls…) that she is not her mom, nor her dad. She is her own person and she does not feel like it is right to be judged against Kim Bassinger’s physicality or her dad’s past antics.

When talking about how her family has evolved over the years, she mentions how her dad has moved on with his life, so why can’t everyone else? It’s really sad to think that there are people who have nothing better to do than tear others down. And if modeling doesn’t work out for her, who cares! Let her grow up and learn and experience things for herself. We all have the privilege of doing just that, the only difference is we get away with so much more being out of the spotlight.

It’s time we started giving young hollywood girls a break. There is enough pressure in the world as it is. We need less of the stories we hear about Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Rihanna etc etc. We want role models who respect themselves and stick to some high standards, just like Ireland.

For the record, in her modeling career so far she has shot with legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier and is signed with IMG models, one of the most reputable in the industry. No small feat for a girl determined to get past people trying to bully her at 17 years of age.

I am not seeking fame by association. I do not want to be simply know as a model. I am proud to be my parent’s daughter, but I don’t want to forever be known as “that rude thoughtless little pig” or ” Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s kid.” I have passions and interests of my own that I want to soon give life to. I want to be known for helping others and being a healthy role model. That is what matters most to me overall. Before sending hateful replies and emails, consider all of this. Talk to me! I am friendly. I do not think I am better than anyone.

Thank you for all who read this! I love those who are supporting me on my journey!



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