Chloe Lattanzi isn't letting online trolls affect her confidence.
The daughter of Olivia Newton-John recently found herself in the center of a social media firestorm after she posted a revealing photo on Instagram. When one follower suggested the 30-year-old must be "stupid" because of her breasts, she didn't sit back and take it.
"Being unashamed of your feminine form makes you strong. It takes strength to accept and love yourself," she wrote, alongside a sexy bikini photo. "This message is for every woman who has ever been called stupid or a bimbo for having confidence and for loving your body. Having big breasts does not make you stupid. It's calling people stupid for having big breasts that makes you ignorant. I love you all."
In a new interview with ET, Lattanzi admitted that growing up in the limelight had its pitfalls. "I've been in the public eye my whole life, having people watch me and judge me since I was a little girl," she said. "I've had an unhealthy obsession with trying to attain some kind of physical perfection. I think a lot of women encounter that."
"I've been every girl. I've been the chubby girl, I've been the anorexic girl, and now, I'm healthy and fit," she added. "I'm the healthiest I've ever been, and it's just funny that no matter which girl you are, you get criticized. There are a lot of mixed messages for women. You're either sexy and stupid, or intelligent and a non-sexual being. And I don't agree with that in any way. Women have so much pressure to look perfect, especially on social media with all the people just ready to go out there and attack you for any imperfections.
In fact, the pressure to be perfect led to an eating disorder for Chloe. "I went through anorexia, and I hated my body for a long time. I've finally come to a place where I love my body," she declared. "I'm comfortable with eating and I'm comfortable with showing my body. Not because I think anyone should look like me, but because it's the first time in my life I've been comfortable with that."