Canadian influencer Sarah Nicole Landry says online body shaming has increased since Miami Swim Week: 'It's been relentless my entire existence'

The 39-year-old mother-of-four said online criticism of her body has reached its pinnacle after she made her runway debut.

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - JUNE 01: Sarah Nicole Landry attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show During Miami Swim Week at W South Beach on June 01, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Sarah Nicole Landry said there's been an increase of hurtful comments about her body online. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Canadian influenver Sarah Nicole Landry said she's noticed an increase in online bullying following her debut at Miami Swim Week.

On Thursday, Landry posted a carousel of bikini photos of herself coupled with cruel Instagram comments.

"I’ve experienced more body shaming in this last week than I have in my entire life," the 39-year-old said in the post's caption. "But the truth is, it’s happened for me at every weight and size, and it’s been relentless my entire existence, starting when I was on a playground."

The mother-of-four continued: "What’s the point of body shaming? No really. What is it? To keep us feeling small, playing small? Too much, never enough?"

Landry said her own body journey, which included losing a significant amount of weight came with its own body criticism.

"I’ve put my body through hell to be a size 0, and I was miserable, unhealthy, crumbling," she explained. "But I would have done anything to escape the body shaming I received at a larger size. But guess what? It still happened. And guess what? Most of it came from within."

Landry doubled down on the importance of self-acceptance and not missing out on life experiences and putting online trolls in their place.

"These negative commenters are not the ones that need us. They’re not our kids or our partners or our memories. They’re not us," the Guelph, Ont.-native stressed.

Landry concluded her post with a powerful reminder: "I believe we are collectively better when we choose to not just give kindness but receive it louder than the rest. There will be many in this life that won’t like you. Don’t be one of them."

Fans applauded Landry's message and thanked her for her vulnerability in the comment section.

"Your beautiful radiates from within… Drown out all that noise and keep shining your gorgeous light," Canadian "Etalk" host Tanya Kim commented.

"I love you. I love this caption. I love your heart. I love your spirit," wrote renowned plus-size model Hunter McGrady.

"I freaking love you. Your spirit, you ability to be who you are as your is f’ing phenomenal. Thank you for being unapologetic and fierce as hell," former "ET Canada" host Brittnee Blair wrote.

"Love you girl! You’re a true inspiration for so many! Keep being you!," reality star Jamie Otis added.

You're always so real! Thank you for sharing this. Such an important reminder. And you look amazing, forget the haters," an Instagram user shared.

"I wore a bikini and showed my legs and stomach at the pool yesterday because of you! Fifty-two now and I think the last time I wore a bikini I was about 16! And even then I thought I looked awful. I have decided to stop hating myself," a fan commented.

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