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Brooke Hogan Talks Body Shaming & Impossible Beauty Standards: 'Kids Are Literally Killing Themselves'

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When we talk about body shaming, we don't often think of being tall and muscular as a vulnerability attacked by bullies.

But the sad truth is anything that doesn't fit into the narrowest of beauty standards is derided by jerks — something of which Brooke Hogan is all too aware.

Related: Kylie Jenner Feeling 'Very Self-Conscious' About Her Pregnancy Body

The reality star and daughter of Hulk Hogan tells People Now she has been body shamed her whole life for her inherited frame:

"Being Hulk Hogan's daughter, you definitely don't come out 110 lbs. and petite. It's always been that I'm muscular, I'm 5'10". I've gotten, ‘Her jaw could crush rocks,' and ‘She's so tall she looks like a tranny.'"

Ugh. Transphobia and body shaming in one — someone deserves an a-hole PLUS.

But getting through that is what inspired her on her new Amazon show, The Fashion Hero, which takes regular Joes off the street and lets them compete as models with top designers. She says:

"I've been called everything, so I personally connected to this mission, and I just think it's so cool that we can start changing how people define beauty. Because kids are literally killing themselves, or developing eating disorders, trying to fit into a box. We're not all mannequins. There's no possible way that we could live up to that standard. So it was like a passion project for me."

See Brooke's candor on the crap she's dealt with — and the good that's come out of it (below)!

Oh, and here's the trailer for The Fashion Hero, which is available on Amazon Prime now!

[Image via WENN.]

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