Close Close
Mother and Baby

Lara Stone Axed From Modelling Job For Being Too Fat

The supermodel found it near impossible to work while pregnant and in the months after giving birth

We’ve all been there worrying about what will happen to our careers when we become mothers. Between childcare, exhaustion and there just not being enough hours in the day, it can be hard to juggle work, marriage and home let alone manage one. 

So perhaps we should spare a thought for the supermodel and wife of the Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, Lara Stone, who said she was sacked from a modelling job when she was three months pregnant for being too fat. 

‘I was really upset at the time. I hadn’t yet had my three-month scan and I felt really vulnerable about everything,’ said the model in an interview with the upcoming issue of PORTER magazine. ‘I no longer had a job. That was it – I just had to stop everything that I knew; the way my life was.’

Even since giving birth and shedding her baby weight, Stone has said that she continues to face discrimination within her industry.

‘I’ve had a few meetings, but when they hear pregnancy they freak out a bit, so they need to see if I fit in their clothes,’ she said.

Have you faced discrimination at work while you’re pregnant or after having given birth? Do you identify with Lara Stone’s feelings of vulnerability? Let us know in the comments box below.

Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Win £1,000 of Carpetright vouchers
Win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Create a fantasy world on your floor with your baby for your chance to win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick
Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick

Abeille Cellular Blankets, available fromHippychick, are delectably soft, made from 100% cotton and now available in six super-stylish colours. Click for your chance to win!

Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement
Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement

Blueiron is Scandinavia’s fastest-growing liquid iron supplement and has already helped thousands of women low in iron during pregnancy, breastfeeding and those with intense fitness regimes. Click for your chance to win!

Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks
Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks

Made from quinoa, lentils and chickpeas, and packed with vegetable protein, Kiddylicious Super Snacks help to keep your little ones whizzing about. Click for your chance to win!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator

Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.

Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.