Model Speaks Out Against Skinny-Shaming

A former Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb, responds to body critic's Instagram.
2:37 | 02/17/15

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At the top Katherine Webb, the model and former miss Alabama speaking out exclusively to ABC news taking on critics saying she is too skinny in a bikini photo posted online. Miss Alabama -- She captured the spotlight two years ago when college football announcer Brett musburger spotted her in the stands cheering on her boyfriend Auburn quarterback A.J. Mccarron. You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. That's a beautiful woman. Reporter: But this morning 25-year-old Katherine Webb now married to Mccarron is experiencing the ugly side of fame. The former miss Alabama attracting hundreds of haters after posting this bikini clad photo to instagram. The caption, getting ready for swimsuit season. Some calling her anorexic. Another writing, someone give her a sandwich. But Webb who lovingly devoured a Carl's Jr. Burger in this commercial -- Whoa. Snapping back on instagram writing "I eat just fine and to all you middle-aged women who like to leave mean comments on my page about my body, you can gladly skip my page and go somewhere else." And now Webb speaking out exclusively on "Gma" saying she didn't mean to offend or single anybody out and that she reacted out of hurt. I was really surprised at the response just of the amount of disgust and disapproval with the way that I looked. It's a very sensitive topic for me because I dealt with self-esteem issues growing up. I was tall and thin and lanky. Can you understand why people saw that photograph and thought she does look very thin? Yeah, I will agree. And the gap. Maybe posing in a way that made it look like I was pore thin than I really am. Reporter: The 5'1" brunette beauty didn't reveal how much she weighs but tells she has a health issue that affects her weight. I suffer from a thyroid problem and that's been an issue too. My weight can fluctuate. Reporter: Her message to critics. To the bullies and people that want to say negative things think about what you're saying. Can you imagine if someone said those things to you? Reporter: For "Good morning America," Linzie Janis, ABC news, Los Angeles. You do have to keep that in mind what people are saying. Yeah, yeah. Really. No, because the way that she responded, middle-aged women. She'll be middle-aged women someday. We should all be lucky. Our new series behind the

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