Jacqueline Jossa says it's 'insulting' being quizzed about 'bigger girl' positivity

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Jacqueline Jossa reunites with Caitlyn Jenner. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Mike's Hard Sparkling Water)
Jacqueline Jossa (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Mike's Hard Sparkling Water)

Jacqueline Jossa has said she’s fed up of being asked about how she stays so positive being the “bigger girl”.

The actress and I’m A Celebrity winner, 27, has become something of an advocate for embracing your own body.

But she said it’s annoying constantly being quizzed about her weight and how she is body confident and insists male stars don’t get the same treatment.

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The former EastEnders star said on her Instagram Story: “I just want to quickly say something that's been annoying me for a little while.

"When I do an interview at the moment all that people bring up is like you're such an inspiration for the bigger girl, you are real… and I'm absolutely happy for that, love it, no problem at all.

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"But it's kind of insulting because they're like, 'How do you stay so positive, body confident and look like that?' is basically what they are saying to me.

"It’s like, nooooo, you can't say that!"

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Jossa went on: “Do you go up to a male actor or reality person that's not got a 12-pack and then say, ‘Go you, well done you for just being happy and confident even though you look like that' - they don't get told.

"Being a man in this industry, they don't get congratulated for being themselves."

Mum-of-two Jossa said that although she has “rolls” she is “not unhappy” with her body.

“I am positive and I do think every size doesn't matter,” said the star.

It isn’t the first time Jossa has spoken out about her shape lately.

She recently addressed the issue of whether or not she was “plus-size” after receiving comments from fans about it.

She said on Instagram: "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?'

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

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