Jacqueline Jossa praised for showing off size 12 body after hitting back at ‘plus-size model’ criticism

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Jacqueline Jossa has been praised for proudly showing off her size 12 body after revealing she had been named "plus size" in an article.

The 27 year old has launched her tanning range 10 Second Tan and stunned in a stunning new promotional shot for the products.

Posting to her three million Instagram followers, the former EastEnders star flaunted her flat stomach and the top of her toned legs as she posed in a gorgeous brown two piece.

While the post and caption were focussed on her tanning products, Jacqueline's fans took to the comments section to marvel over her figure.

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One fan wrote: "You look amazing please Dnt ever change ur an inspiration to all girls and women… you are a true women and ur body is perfect. Thank you [sic]."

A second added: "Jealous of the body never mind the tan. Shes my girl crush [sic]."

While a third commented: "Wow you look amazing.. this is exactly what we should be looking up to natural beauty like this!"

More compliments came in the form of a fan writing: "Such a beautiful woman. You look stunning."

With another adding: "You look so beautiful stay the same and don't let anyone tell your dont [sic]"

A final wrote: "Absolutley gorgeous,what a body!! dans a lucky guy,id cuddke upto you 24/7 lol seriously gorgeous perfect body [sic]"

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The I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner told her followers over the weekend: "Hey guys, I just want to address something. Yesterday I got quite a few DMs of people saying to me, 'You're not plus-sized, why do you call yourself plus-sized. I'm much bigger than you, how do you think that makes me feel?'

“Understood. I don't call myself plus-size. I'm not plus-size. I'm like size 12.“

Jacqueline added: "[An article] said I am embracing my new plus-sized model body or whatever it was.

"One, I'm not a model. Two, I'm not a plus-sized model. And I think they took what I said out of context from a story about four months ago.

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"I basically responded to another article about another article, saying: 'Oh listen I keep getting called plus-size, it's not something I ever really thought that I was or ever felt like it needed to be addressed.' I don't see myself as plus-size, I'm not a plus-size model."

She continued: "If people do wanna call me plus-size I'm fully here for it because there's nothing wrong with being a slightly larger woman or a slightly smaller woman, whatever it is. So people take these things too seriously and put words in my mouth."

Jacqueline passionately insisted: "I don't ever call myself a plus-size model, nor do people I know. I'm not a plus-size model, of course I'm not.

"I'm not a model for God's sake. I hate the word plus-size, I hate it. I think it's just really s**t."

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