Another day, another stunning celebrity forced to speak out on body shaming.
Siera Bearchell may have been crowned Miss Universe Canada, but that doesn't mean she's immune to receiving negative comments about her weight online.
Last week, the 23-year-old Saskatchewan law student spoke out about "self-worth and self-love" in an inspiring Instagram post after being told she was "gaining weight."
Noting that she was "not as lean as I was when I was 16, 20, or even last year," Bearchell said she gained a newfound confidence as soon as she stopped trying to fit into the body type society wanted her to have.
In a new interview with the BBC, the beauty queen — who is currently in the Philippines competing for the title of Miss Universe 2016 — explained she wanted other women to know it's okay to be comfortable with their bodies.
Bearchell explained she "caved in" to the pressures of pageant competing last year, enduring a strict workout regimen and a diet of