The Only Way Is Essex: Lauren Goodger finds comments about her weight "hurtful"

Lauren Goodger

TOWIE's Lauren Goodger has said she finds it difficult to deal with comments about her weight.

The reality star tells new! magazine this week however that she was proud of being a "normal girl".

"I find it really hurtful every time I see [comments about my weight]," she told the publication. "The only thing that annoys me is when I get put next to a really skinny girl in the magazines, as I look twice the size!

"I think everyone wants to look slimmer and tone up, but I'm a normal girl with curves."

And Lauren revealed she receives messages of support from other girls online.

The 23-year-old explains: "I do get a lot of people on Twitter saying really nice things to me.

"It seems weird to be someone’s role model, but a lot of girls that have had difficult relationships, been cheated on or who are curvy or bigger say I'm an inspiration.

“They tell me not to change and that I'm their role model, which is sweet."

The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV2 later this year.

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