Former supermodel Jill Goodacre has a message for former Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton: You go girl!
Earlier this week, Erin revealed to Time magazine that she left her deal with the popular lingerie brand in 2013 after she was told to lose weight from her already thin frame.
Her weight reveal has trended online for the majority of the week and many fans have supported her on social media. Jill, though, supported Erin via traditional media.
"I think every female should be happy in their own skin and if you see a curvy woman, that's beautiful," Jill told E! News while attending the "American Idol" finale with her husband Harry Connick Jr.
"I mean, you exude how you feel and there should be no pressure to lose weight," she said. "I think that's wrong, I really do."
Erin certainly felt that way, as well, hence her decision to just walk away, rather than walk the catwalk.
"My last two Victoria's Secret shows, I was told I had to lose weight," she said. "I look back like, 'Really?'"
The 27-year-old leggy model said she was working out twice a day to prep for the legendary Victoria's Secret show, but she couldn't reach the weight goal that was specified for her. The 2013 show would be her last.
"I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me," she recalled. "And I got to a point where one night I got home from a workout and I remember staring at my food and thinking maybe I should just not eat."
After some self-evaluation, Erin, who modeled for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in 2015, decided it was best to end her deal with Victoria's Secret, a move which she said was the right thing for her and let her see who she really was.
"I realized I couldn't go out into the world—parading my body and myself in front of all these women who look up to me—and tell them that this is easy and simple and everyone can do this," she said.
She spoke about her decision in an Instagram post several weeks ago, saying, "I look back on that moment now, and I embrace it. This feeling I once perceived as 'failure' was, in truth, a powerful awakening for me to stand behind my purpose in life."