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27th Aug 2015

“I’m An Easy Target” – Rosanna Davison On Her Upset at Backlash to Diet Comments

The model has been at the centre of a social media storm.


Former Miss World Rosanna Davison has addressed backlash to a recent newspaper interview, saying “It’s been an overwhelming, stressful few days”.  

The model, who celebrates the publication of her new book Eat Yourself Beautiful this month, added that “a lot of comments were aggressive, very personal and very upsetting”.

Rosanna spoke to TV3’s Midday today, telling presenter Elaine Crowley that comments she made in an interview with the Irish Independent were misconstrued.

The model spoke about how a gluten free diet relieved symptoms of her husband Wesley Quirke’s rheumatoid arthritis.


Rosanna’s new book: an interview to promote the publication has resulted in controversy

The quote that caused the most controversy read:

“She is a believer in non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, and cites research that shows gluten to be the bad guy responsible for a huge range of medical conditions from autism spectrum disorders to schizophrenia to arthritis.”

Rosanna told TV3 that she never said those words, and that quote is not in her book.

“What I have brought up through all of this is that it was through my struggle I was diagnosed with acne in my teenage years and given various treatments and it was through being vigilant with my diet that I began reading a lot more literature and studies. I want to point out its a highly debated issue, medical science hasn’t reached a conclusion , it’s about people sharing stories about what works for them.”

“I worried more about my family and Wesley seeing the comments about me than I did about myself. It’s hard for people close to me to read that.”