Ireland Baldwin: 'I try to see the beauty in everyone. It's there'
Fresh off a modeling contract, 17-year-old Ireland Baldwin has taken to her Tumblr with a post responding to critics who have said she's too big to model and comparisons they keep making between her and her famous parents (Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin).
What do you think, readers?
I get many hateful emails, Twitter replies, and comments on gossip websites about me and my parents ... 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 glamourous 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.In this day and age of internet anonymity, trolling and vitriol, it's nice to read a thoughtful response to the "haters," rather than seeing a celebrity devolve into a Twitter fight.
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 ... Personally, I try to see the beauty in everyone. It's there. Every girl out there has a beautiful feature.
I also get compared to my Mom quite a bit and this is where I bridge into the point of this whole post. I AM NOT MY PARENTS. My mom is one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is 5'9, I am 6'2. She is petite and fragile, and I am fit and.... more to love tehe. I have a booty, she has a thigh gap. As she emerged from her teen years, she developed an angular face and striking cheekbones. I am still a teen making my way out of my awkward phase. I am still trying to figure this whole thing out. How to work my angles...how to smile without looking like I am posing for my 3rd grade yearbook photo...how to iron my clothing before a red carpet event...how to walk without falling. I am still learning.
Just like almost all of you, my Dad has made some mistakes in the past. He has spoken out of place, he has let his temper get the best of him, and he has reacted towards things in ways he shouldn't have. I get hateful replies and threats regarding mistakes of my Dad's past. This isn't fair. I had nothing to do with anything that happened back then, so I don't fully understand why I am being targeted.
More importantly, my Dad has moved on. He recognized that he needed to change, so he made changes. He is now healthy, happily married with a baby on the way. He moved on, so why can't you?
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." ... 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!
What do you think, readers?
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