Plus-size modeling star Hunter McGrady recently opened up about the struggles he faced during the beginning of his modeling career and how he went through therapy.
Hunter McGrady recently opened up in a magazine interview. Still, he went through some tough experiences shortly after establishing his own career. Hunter McGrady says in an interview.
Despite her determination to pursue her dreams, Hunter McGrady decided to quit modeling when she experienced the following event:
“The last straw was when I got a job and said, “I’m skinnier than ever. This is awesome.” I walk in and everyone looks at me. The producer walks over and says, “Listen, we need to talk to you. We didn’t realize how big you were.“
Hunter McGrady battled anxiety and depression as a result of this harsh incident. He later equipped himself with professional counseling after realizing the need for it.
Therapy was the first thing he did. At that time, she ate out of control. Her health suffered. There was no way she could handle it alone. It was essential that she discard all the information that she had learned.
“I look back and say, “Wow, that’s sad,” she said.
However, it is the first step towards the career that he has today.
The model mentioned that the therapy helped her develop both physically and mentally and changed the way she viewed her body.
Learn all about Hunter McGrady
Hunt McGrady is an American model and body image activist. The daughter of Brynja and Michael McGrady, she was born in Westlake Village on May 4, 1993. Her father worked as an actor while her mother and grandmother were models.
In 2017, after participating in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit model search, she was featured in the magazine’s swimsuit issue. As part of the “In Her Own Words” project, she appeared in the publication’s 2018 swimsuit issue.
The model is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models Curve Division in New York and Los Angeles.
In addition to his role in Sports Illustrated, Hunter McGrady landed prestigious modeling assignments for Seven7 with Melissa McCarthy and Swimsuits for All with Ashley Graham.
Additionally, she walked for New York Fashion Week and worked for brands like Lucky Brand, Bare Necessities, and Lane Bryant. Towards the end of the year, Hunter launched her body positivity movement, “All Worthy.”
The JED Foundation for Suicide Prevention named her an ambassador for mental health issues.
McGrady stated that she’s been a size two and a size 18, and everything in between during her Sports Illustrated “In Her Own Words” feature in 2017.
In addition, she described her difficult journey as something that made her “worthy, fearless, self-confident, resilient, powerful and limitless.”
According to the SI model, the term “plus size” is a bit sexist and should be replaced with “size included”.
Hunter stated in his new interview that he now supports the term as follows:
“It’s funny when I started, I didn’t want to say I was a plus size model, I was just a model.” She claims that along the way, many women said they were proud to be called plus size and were not ashamed of it. I support women, so if you want to be called plus size, go for it!
She concluded by saying, “Hell yeah, I’m a plus size model.”