Zara Noor Abbas On Body Shaming

Zara Noor opens Up On Her Body Shaming Struggle

Zara Noor Abbas recently appeared on BBC Asian Network opening up about her struggles on body shaming and online trollers.


She felt it is painful to feel that you need to lose weight or undergo surgeries just because you are ‘Big and Broad’. There should be no pressure on anyone to look a certain way instead we should promote being comfortable in one’s own skin.

The star revealed saying, “I was body-shamed for a long time on social media. I had to block it out because if I kept listening to them, I was going to lose focus.”

She confided that online trolls and comments did take a toll on her confidence and hurt her but she never stopped being herself.

“There came a time when I had to tell myself to stop and to embrace myself and my flaws, no matter what size I am,” she said.

She also disclosed an incident when people criticized her for walking on the ramp and started claiming that she is trying to copy Mahira Khan to which she responds quite well saying ‘Mahira is an intelligent woman so it was a great comparison.’


All these comments affected her mental health and she started feeling guilty every time she ate. She dealt with her negativity by turning the self loathing into love for her body.

“If you are going out and gymming, that’s fine. But if you are going to let them affect you and stop wearing what you wear, that’s when it’s negative and concerning.”

She recently took it to Instagram posting an original and photo shopped picture captioned

 “I am a curvy woman. And I love myself. Take me as who I am or don’t bother at all. I will never change myself for what you think I should be.”

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Left : Photoshoped Right : Original A shoot i did sometime ago. The people involved sent me this picture and i made a collage of it. For the longest time I have heard people telling me that I am ' too broad ' or ' too big ' I was told: Sizes 4 and 6 SHOULD be my friends! I should go through body transforming surgery. A very prestigious brand didn't want to work with me because I was not ' petite ' This disturbed me a lot on different levels but one level so loathing that I stopped liking myself wearing anything. I began to question if it was all about how I looked and not about who I am at heart or if i am talented or not. If I'd have carbs at dinner, I'd cry. If i'd have some chips to eat, people would tell to get rid of them because actresses and models dont eat. They have to look desirable. And ONLY skinny is desriable. If I had desserts, I'd hate myself later on and create an energy so negative that it effected me mentally. Then one fine day, while this was taking a huge toll on me, I looked at myself and told myself what I always believed in. Being who you are. And who am I? I am a curvy woman. And I love myself. Take me as who I am or else don’t bother at all. I will never change myself for what you think I should be. #ShameonBodyShaming

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Zara has all our support for taking this decision and we stan a queen who loves herself. We hope more models and actresses start accepting themselves in future and promote body positivity.