Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@yulia_rybakova_
The Russian plus-size model who made headlines when the trail of her dress was ripped off on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet has vowed to slim for her health.
Yulia Rybakova, 31, is so determined to lose weight that she recently posted a video of her working out in the park with her personal trainer and young son for her 1.1 million Instagram followers.
The plus-size model said that she wants to shed at least 1.5 stone even though most of her modelling contracts stipulate that she needs to be full-figured.
Rybakova hit the headlines last year at the Cannes Film Festival when a guest was filmed stepping on her dress on the red carpet, ripping the entire train off.
The model was left standing open-mouthed in her underwear, as seen in the viral video.
Despite claims that the incident was a publicity stunt, Rybakova had the last laugh when modelling offers began flooding in and her online following suddenly swelled.
The Russian model said that her weight has ranged from 79 (12.4) to 89 kilogrammes (14 stone) in recent years, however she plans on shedding at least 10 kilogrammes (1.6 stone) over the next three months.
Rybakova explained: “I am not thinking about my weight from an entirely healthy perspective. Every year our metabolism slows down and it will become harder for me to lose weight.
“I will no longer be a plus-size model as my figure will be more standard. I doubt that I will remain in this career.”
Netizen ‘Bomer0247’ said: “You will always be attractive to me.”
‘Kulaghindenis’ commented: “I do not think you should lose so much weight. You look fantastic as you are now.”
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