Gemma Ward Quits Modeling, called "Roll Model"

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Gemma Ward today -- normal is not cutting it in fashion, she is ready for "plus sized" modeling according to Bryan Boy

Top Fashion Model Gemma Ward has had it — she has called it quits after years of harrassment about her weight Perhaps the final straw was being called a “Roll Model” by the Sunday Telegraph, read more here (first person to find the roll wins!)

It’s called PUBERTY people.

Celebrating her 22nd birthday in New York last week, Ward was photographed alongside close friend and Sports Illustrated swimwear model, Jessica Gomes. Ward, who was romantically linked to Heath Ledger, disappeared from the fashion industry after his death in January 2008, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

Last week, she was snapped wearing a leopard-print jacket, shorts and biker boots – looking the very picture of a healthy young woman (above).  But the photographs were quickly posted by international fashion blogger Bryan Boy. Reader comments varied from overwhelming support to vicious attacks on her new real shape, with the blogger boy himself saying she could now give “Crystal Renn a run for her money.”

A spokeswoman for modelling agency, Viviens said Ward, who is based in New York, had no immediate plans to return to the industry.

“Gemma hasn’t committed to returning to modelling at any time soon”, she said, adding Ward had the agency’s full support.

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3 Responses to Gemma Ward Quits Modeling, called "Roll Model"

  1. Lois says:

    Actually, I wish Gemma WOULD become a plus-size model! I’ve always been a fan of fuller-figured models! There’s a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

    They’re all gorgeous.

    The site’s forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

  2. Dreamer... says:

    I love Gemma Ward <3

    I like your blog :)

  3. nicola says:

    i think she looks healthier this weight than the once scary skinny she used to be, but look at the size of her head compared to her body. She still doesn’t look healthy. Her ideal body weight is probably lower than she is now, but still i’m happy she has put on some well needed weight.

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