The winner of Miss England has been shunned by modelling agencies for being "too fat".
The curvy Laura Coleman started her career as a skinny size eight model. However, opting for a healthier figure, is said to have ruined her catwalk and magazine career.
But the 22-year-old blonde, who has dated cricket star Stuart Broad, says that she is comfortable with herself.
"I'm a size 10 to 12," The Sun quoted her as saying.
"I really think the curvy girl should be promoted more as a positive image in the media.
But the modelling agencies seemed to have a problem with me when I wasn't skinny any more. It puts you in a different type of modelling.
"But I think as long as people are comfortable with themselves that's all that matters.
"And I'm just proving that I am comfortable with myself as opposed to feeling under pressure to be a size zero," she added.
Meanwhile, Laura is set to go next month to Miss World final in South Africa.