‘They told me to go jump off a bridge and kill myself’
Plus-size model Rosie Mercado, who shed 240LBS reveals she’s been sent DEATH THREATS from ‘fat activists’ who are angry about her weight loss
The mother-of-three from Las Vegas has since more than halved her body weight after being told by a flight attendant to buy herself a second seat because of her size
The 36-year-old went down from 170lbs down from a peak of 410lbs, dropping from dress size 34 to 12/14
Rosie said she was targeted by ‘fat activists’ who sent her hateful messages
She does not ‘miss anything’ about weighing 410lbs and loves her new body
Rosie reveals she has been trolled since weight loss in TMZ interview
Happy Rosie happy with her weight loss
Plus-size model Rosie Mercado shed 240lbs and is very happy with her new ‘self’. Sadly though she has been was targeted by ‘fat activists’ who told her to kill herself after her dramatic weight loss.
Following a dramatic weight loss which saw the vivacious Rosie go from a dress size 34 to 12/14, said she does not ‘miss anything’ about being 410lbs while speaking about the hate mail she has received hate directed at her transformed body.
In a recent interview with TMZ, 36-year-old Rosie revealed trolls told her to ‘jump off a bridge and kill myself’ by people who objected to her weight loss.
Always upbeat. Plus-size model Rosie Mercado, before her weight loss
Plus-size model Rosie Mercado, sheds the pounds at a zumba session
A happy Rosie does not miss the 240lbs she has shed along the way
Speaking about public reaction to her transformation,the mother of three from Las Vegas said she was told ‘to go jump off a bridge and kill myself’
‘I got hate mail…Not so much from the other models, just fans that hated on me. They told me to go jump off a bridge and kill myself for losing weight.
‘Fat activists, there you go. Yeah fat activists, they just hated the thought I was really public about my weight loss and I was losing weight,’ she said.
While Rosie, who now weighs 170lbs, ‘loves’ her slimmer physique and the ‘freedom’ it has given her, she said some people reacted negatively to it.
She said: ‘Because I guess everybody loves to be happy in their own weight. Some people love being overweight, some people don’t.
Rosie and her son at a baseball game
Rosie show cases her new body (top) and (below)
The freedom of exercising, living healthy and doing things she last did over 10 years ago
Rosie post-weight loss dropped from a size 34 (top) to a size 12/14 (Below). She now weighs 170lbs, down from 410lbs
‘I think it’s a personal choice and you’ve just got to take it, there’s good and bad that comes with any life choice and changes so you know what?
‘You’ve just got to let it go and not pay attention to the negative remarks.’
Rosie said has been criticized for being ‘authentic and open’ about the changes to her body, including her subsequent tummy tuck and skin removal.
Rosie who is still plus-size, despite losing almost half her former body weight said of her transformed body, ‘I love it.’
Rosie, the plus-size model felt she had to make a change after a flight attendant asked her to buy a second seat
Rosie, still a plus-size, but happy and comfortable in her new skin
Going from plus-size to ‘hot, hot,hot’
The model, doing more of she does, living in front of the camera
‘It equaled to having freedom of choice, getting on a roller coaster, going zip lining and just having fun.’
Rosie in past interviews revealed she was first motivated to lose weight after she was stung by a flight attendant telling her she needed to buy an extra plane seat because she was too big for one.
HOW She did it
Rosie said she decided to live healthy – overhaul her diet and start doing exercise and later got a gastric sleeve. She followed a low carbohydrate and low dairy diet and worked out six days a week.
Although much happier now, she is ‘grateful’ that she experienced life at 410lbs because it taught her ‘a lot of lessons,’She said. It taught her to be ‘humble, how to treat people, never judge a book by its cover and persistence.’