By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 15:03 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 16:52 BST, 1 October 2019
Laura Dundovic took to her Instagram stories to speak out against body-shaming on Tuesday.
In a series of lengthy comments, in reply to a question from a fan, the 32-year-old revealed she had suffered body-shaming in the past.
Sharing a series of snaps of herself, including a childhood photo, the former Miss Universe Australia wrote: 'There is no place for body-shaming.'
'I've been called too skinny and too fat': Former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic (pictured) spoke out against body-shaming in a series of Instagram posts on Tuesday
'But I know I can't control what someone else says or does to me, only how it affects me. Good self esteem is built by liking who you are.'
'For me, that is by looking after my mental health so I am responsible and proud of the decisions I make. I am proud of how I treat people and I know I look after my body the best way I can so I know I am the best possible version of myself.'
'In the past I would look to other people to validate myself. If someone said I was pretty I felt good, if someone said I was ugly I felt