Speaking on his radio show Kennedy Molloy, the radio host said of Holtznagel, “She claims to be a model of some description. She claims to be a world-class international model. I call bulls**t on that”.
“I mean, maybe a plus-size model. She’s been in the jungle for 10 weeks now and still…”
Molloy then hummed ‘Baby Elephant Walk’.
It wasn’t funny, and criticisms came in fast from fans, and even Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Miller.
However, it seems that when you’re an international model with campaigns and editorials for Guess, Playboy and Bras N Things, Mick Molloy’s opinion isn’t too important.
Speaking to news.com.au, Holtznagel said she wasn’t affected by the comments at all.
“I thought it was hilarious. Like seriously, if I’m going to take modelling career advice or any advice on fitness, he’s not going to be the person I take it from,” she said.
“I did see that he’s now gone on a health kick. Apparently he’s been so fat shamed since saying that about me that he is now going on a diet. Now I guess you know how it feels.”
While Molloy has since apologised for his misguided comments, and promised to “never comment on a model’s looks ever again,” he has indeed received fat-shaming comments.
So much so that he enlisted the help of co-host Jane Kennedy who wrote best-selling cookbook Fabulous Food, Minus the Boombah, and said that he’s been inspired to create an eating plan and begin gym sessions, revealing his weight of 105.7 kilos.
“I went to the gym, I’ve been fat shamed so much over the last couple of days… The time was right,” he said on Triple M.
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In the interview, the model also shared the details of her post-jungle life, including her first post-elimination meal – “ravioli with pesto” – and the fact that she is still recovering from “eating all those cockroaches”.
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