"I’m proud of my body": Love Island star Zara McDermott will not let nude picture leaks keep her down

Love Island star Zara McDermott decides to open up on revenge porn scandal and shares that she is not ashamed


                            "I’m proud of my body": Love Island star Zara McDermott will not let nude picture leaks keep her down

'Love Island' star Zara McDermott left the reality show villa heartbroken after a nude picture went public for the second time around. Zara has often suffered from online vicious trolls but has been very outspoken about it. 

Zara spoke about when she found out that images of her had been leaked to the public. She admitted that she was told just as she was leaving the villa and she knew immediately who was responsible for the leak. As reported by The Daily Star, Zara shared with Channel 5, "At the end, the producers sit you down and tell you what’s come out about you."



 

"They told me that images had been released and I kind of had a feeling that it would happen from a specific individual who I had been seeing just before I went in the villa," she added. While getting bombarded about the release of the pictures, she shared that she is not making an excuse for the fact that she took them. 

"I think it’s something everyone does. I’m proud of my body and I’m proud of who I am. I’m not ashamed of sending the photos," she shared. She also tried to remind viewers that when it comes to revenge porn, it is never the fault of the victim but it is the fault of the person responsible for sharing and distributing the pictures. 

Zara has no regrets about sending the pictures and said, "I shared a very intimate part of myself with someone I cared about. But sometimes I kick myself thinking 'why do I do it?'" She later revealed that talking about the ordeal is not easy for her but she is aware that it was imperative that she do so. 

"After going through that, I am now in an amazing place in my life, with beautiful best friends, a supportive, amazing boyfriend and the most wonderful family I could ever ask for. Please don’t do what I did and bottle your feelings up. Speak to your family, your friends. No one will judge you. I promise."



 

Many fans and followers commended her for her honesty and one fan shared, "What an amazing woman, well said and brilliantly tells the difficulty. Smashed it". Ever since leaving the villa, Zara seems to have garnered a lot more support with Adam Collard as her shoulder to lean on.

Zara is a 21-year-old government adviser from Essex. Before she joined this year's contestants in the iconic villa, she described her mental prowess as her best asset. 

When she arrived at the villa Zara immediately caught the eye of Adam Collard, who was coupled up with Rosie Williams. After ditching Rosie, Adam and Zara quickly became a couple. But unfortunately, she only lasted two weeks in the villa and was dumped along with Eyal Booker.