A plus size model, Rosie Mercado from Las Vegas, has described her heartbreak of being subjected to death threats and suicide taunts from so-called ‘fat activists’ who are not happy she has shed 240 pounds.
The mother-of-three used to be a size 34 but has slimmed down to a stunning size 12 to 14.
But the 36-year-old has received some cruel abuse from fans who told her told kill herself for losing weight. She told TMZ: “I got hate mail – not so much from the other models, just fans that hated on me.
“They told me to go jump off a bridge and kill myself for losing weight. “Fat activists, there you go. Yeah fat activists, they just hated the thought I was really public about my weight loss and I was losing weight.”
Gorgeous Rosie now weighs 170 pounds and is almost unrecognisable from her previous image. The turning point for Rosie was when a flight attendant told her she was too big to fit in one seat and would need to buy another seat for the journey.
After that she made a huge change to her diet but also got a gastric sleeve to help her body get rid of the fat.She also started exercising six days a week and later had a tummy tuck to remove her excess skin.She added: “Because I guess everybody loves to be happy in their own weight. Some people love being overweight, some people don’t.