Rosanna Davison revealed she has disabled comments on her social media after having to call out a cruel troll for making a rude comment about her looks.
The mother-of-three shared images at the weekend posing in a glitzy purple suit with a matching bra showcasing her toned stomach.
However, she said she was taken aback when a follower left a ‘rude’ comment saying it wasn’t ‘her best look’ - admitting it took her months to work up the confidence to wear the outfit.
She told Irish Daily Mirror: “It had taken me all year… I had bought the suit and bra and jacket in February and I actually didn’t have the confidence all year. Partly because it is a real Christmas suit, but also my belly button isn’t the same as it used to be before having twins.
"The skin on my stomach is definitely more wrinkled so I finally felt because I feel my stomach has knitted together a bit more this year, I felt confident enough to wear it.”
Rosanna said it was the most confident she has felt in herself since giving birth to twins three years ago. “And I went out thinking well it is a bit OTT but it is Christmas and I feel good about myself now.”
She added: “I don’t mind comments, it just surprises me that people still make rude comments to others and we are all so aware of the impact of bullying and the fact that it is really important to be kind to eachother online. There is so much going on in the world that is sad and heavy.”
The former Miss World winner, 39, said she rarely receives negative comments but felt compelled to call it out when she saw it.
“I wrote back because I just thought i don’t want them to think that they can just hurt me and say things like that.
“But then it becomes a bit of a pile on and everyone else starts commenting and then I thought ‘I can’t cope with the anxiety of this’, i’m not a person who enjoys confrontation or adding to my load of anxiety anyway so I just turned off comments.”
Rosanna said the comment came after she had started to feel ‘back to herself’ after welcoming her babies and seeing her body change.
The model-turned-nutritionist and author, who trained throughout her pregnancy until the day before the boys arrived in November 2020, said: “It is actually only this year that I’ve noticed that my abdominal muscles have finally knitted together more like they were before.
“Because having twins obviously you’ve got a much bigger bump and much more seperation in your abs but I did definitely have looser muscles.
“So i’ve really focused on doing sort of pilates style exercises this year and i just tried not to put pressure on myself and that’s what i’d say to any woman who has recently given birth.
“It does actually happen, it might take a year or two to feel back to yourself, but if you just stay focused until the end result instead of trying to see results immediately then it does come together.”
But she said her main drive to work out is for her mental health, adding:
“It has been a big mental thing for me all my life but particularly since having kids…it is my outlet. Also the physical benefits. My kids are quite heavy now, and they want to be carried upstairs at night. I feel like i need to be strong enough to carry them around. I’ve always got a toddler on my hip, the twins are real mammies boys. And it just sort of helps me sleep better.
“My parents have also always exercised and still do.
“My dad goes off and swims three times a week and my mum walks alot so it has always been a part of family life.”
Rosanna was speaking as she launched her ‘Capsule Collection’ with sustainable Irish clothing brand, Human Collective.
“It seemed like the perfect fit really because I’ve already been wearing the Human Collective clothes over the last few years during lockdown when we all started wearing comfy clothes and my lifestyle as a busy mum-of-three is sort of always leggings and hoodies. I often drop the kids to school and go off and do a gym workout so the type of clothes makes sense.
“But also what really appealed to me was brand has such a focus of sustainability.”
Join the Irish Mirror’s breaking news service on WhatsApp. Click this link to receive breaking news and the latest headlines direct to your phone. We also treat our community members to special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners. If you don’t like our community, you can check out any time you like. If you’re curious, you can read our Privacy Notice.