Supermodel mum Lara Stone claims she was dropped from a modelling job when she was only a few weeks pregnant because the client thought she was already too fat.
The mum-of-1, who’s married to Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, says that, shortly after announcing her pregnancy, she arrived for a shoot and was told she was no longer needed.
“I was really upset at the time,” Lara, 30, said. “I hadn’t yet had my 3-month scan and I felt really vulnerable about everything. I no longer had a job. That was it — I had to just stop everything that I knew; the way my life was.”
Lara admits that nothing specific was ever said to her about why she was dropped but she says she got the distinct impression that it was because of her slightly increased size.
And now’s that she back at work after giving birth to her son, Alfred, now 1, she says she’s still finding she’s having to deal with similar client worries about her bodysize.
“I’ve had a few meetings because when they hear ‘pregnancy’, they freak out a bit,” she says, “so they need to see if I fit in their clothes.”