By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:45 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 03:01 BST, 16 October 2020
Love Island Australia star Cassidy McGill has shared a candid and empowering Instagram post about her struggle with body image.
On Friday, the 25-year-old posted a photo of herself from the show in April 2018, and another taken six months after she'd lost some weight.
She explained in the caption that she'd decided to lose a few kilos after being 'body shamed' by Trolls who unfairly described her as 'plus size'.
'I hated myself': Love Island's Cassidy McGill revealed her struggle with body image on Friday, after being labelled 'plus size' on the show by cruel Trolls (pictured on Love Island left, and right, in October that year)
Cassidy said her experience with Trolls made her become excessive about diet and exercise, and as a result she dropped from a size 10 to a size six.
But despite drastically slimming down, she still found herself being body shamed online - and this taught her an 'earth-shattering lesson'.
'On Love Island I was labelled the plus-size girl (by the public). I was a size 10... This rocked me to my core,' Cassidy explained.
'This was the first moment in my life where I felt truly ashamed of my body and felt that unsettling feeling of constantly being self conscious. It was awful.'
Shedding the pounds: Cassidy said that being dubbed 'plus size' by fans during her time on the show caused her to become excessive about her diet and exercise plan and dropped from a size 10 to a size six. But the blonde said that even after losing weight, she was body shamed once again and learned an 'earth shattering lesson'