My name is ireland basinger-baldwin. Reporter: Two months ago she made a huge splash landing a high-profile debut gig in "the new york post" after signing with img. I can't even walk in heels as it... See More
My name is ireland basinger-baldwin. Reporter: Two months ago she made a huge splash landing a high-profile debut gig in "the new york post" after signing with img. I can't even walk in heels as it is. Reporter: But the 6'2" blond beauty and daughter of actors kim basinger and alec baldwin is following in her famous mother's footsteps but baldwin's career move has not come without hurtful words from pundits on line. Overnight posting a lengthy message on her tumblr page. I understand that I'm not a size po .008. What is good calling a 17-year-old girl fat, ugly, et ce is that helping you in some way? I'm confused. She said she receives messages that she is too fat to model and an unattractive girl, how I'm too tall. Calling the comments hateful and unhealthy. The teenager is no stranger to nasty messages. It was only five years ago that her father left that infamous voice mail calling her a thoughtless little pig something she now says she doesn't want to forever be known as. The moment you get down on yourself people will feed off that energy and, you know, they're going to run with it. Reporter: She even goes on to defend her a-lister father saying that he has made some mistakes in the past but that he has move on asking so why can't you? He has spoken out of place. He has let his temper get the best of him. I get hateful reflies and threats regarding my dad's past. It isn't fair. She wants her own identity and I think this is someone who is really trying to find their own way. Reporter: Baldwin says if posing for the camera has been a confidence booster and admits that she had gotten some words of wisdom from her famous folks recently telling "access hollywood." The best advice I'd say my mom has ever given me is always stand up for myself. And in her post the one thing she put in all caps I am not my parents. She closes by saying before sending hateful replies and e-mails consider all of this, talk to me. I am friendly. I do not think I am better than anyone. Very, very wiseords from a 17-year-old, guys. I really like her style. She is a smart young lady. She is.
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