Laura Adlington has opened up about her struggle to love her "bigger body" in a "world full of Kardashians".
The social media star, 33, has regularly spoken up about body positivity and being a plus-size woman since becoming a finalist on the 2020 series of Great British Bake Off.
Speaking to the MailOnline about her journey, she said: "I think for me, growing up, I never really saw anyone that looked like me in TV, magazines or whatever unless they were being made fun of and I always just felt like a real outsider.
"After Bake Off, I was getting all these messages from women saying: 'It's really refreshing to see a bigger woman on TV, especially around food.'
Adlington continued: "I think it’s very hard to love yourself sometimes when the world doesn’t love you back and the world isn't always kind to you if you're in a bigger body.
"So I kind of do what I do to help other people hopefully feel a bit better about themselves in a world full of Kardashians.
"I just don't want to waste my life worrying that I don't look like a Kardashian because I could be dead tomorrow and life’s for living."
She was a runner-up on the hit Channel 4 bakery show alongside Dave Friday, with Peter Sawkins being crowned the series winner.
In October, Adlington told The Sun On Sunday's Fabulous magazine that she had been told to lose 14 stone in order to conceive a baby with her husband Matt.
She said: "Unless you’ve gone through infertility and that heartache of really wanting it and it not happening...it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through."
The star bravely revealed: "I’ve never thought, ‘I want to take my own life’, but I definitely have had thoughts that I didn’t want to be here anymore."
She was told by doctors that in order to qualify for IVF she would need to lose weight, however despite really trying she "struggled" to do so.
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