Lauren Bushnell has had it with social media shamers who’ve been bashing her body. The Season 20 Bachelor contestant, who won Ben Higgins’ final rose and a Neil Lane sparkler, posted several pics to Snapchat defending her weight after online trolls said she has gotten too skinny in the months following the finale of the ABC reality show. Us Weekly posted Lauren Bushnell’s Snapchat stills as well as the captions, where she fires back at her critics.
In one photo, Lauren shows off her rock hard abs in a mirror selfie.
“Still grubbin’ just workin’ hard thnx,” she wrote. Bushnell captioned the pic with a hamburger, monkey, and worm emoji.
Lauren Bushnell also posted a video showcasing her impressive strength as she squats while lifting weights. She captioned that video #twoplates.
Meanwhile, Bachelor Ben Higgins tried to swoop in to defend Bushnell, but she cautioned her fiancé that his well-intentioned post could do more harm than good.
Higgins posted an Instagram pic of Lauren Bushnell flexing her arms while seated at a dinner table.
The Bachelor star wrote, “She’s mine. Straight Flexin. #fitgirl.”
But Bushnell told her man that he should have posted a better photo of her because that particular shot would likely encourage more haters.
“@higgins.ben babe you are literally asking for trolls to comment on my weight. Also not actually flexing duh Get a better pic when I’m straight out of the gym n swoll n stuff,” Lauren wrote.
Lauren Bushnell went on to tackle her haters head-on with an all-caps comment telling them that her current weight is the same that she has always weighed. Bushnell admitted that she put on a few pounds on while filming The Bachelor because she drank wine every day with fellow constant Amanda Stanton, but that her current size is what she weighed the night fans saw her get out of the limo for the very first Bachelor meet and greet with Ben.
“THIS IS THE EXACT SAME WEIGHT I WAS WHEN I STARTED THE BACHELOR THEN I DRANK WINE EVERY DAY WITH @amanda_stantonn AND THEN AFTER THE SHOW I DIDNT DRINK WINE EVERY DAY GET OFF MY SH*T THIS IS HOW GOD MADE ME BYE,” Lauren wrote.
Lauren Bushnell is finding out the hard way that instant fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, other parts of Lauren’s personal past have surfaced since she signed on to the ABC reality show. Earlier this year, Bachelor blogger Reality Steve posted a link to Lauren Bushnell’s police record with the Riverside County Sherriff’s Department, which revealed that, in April 2015, Bushnell was booked for public intoxication. Incidentally, Bushnell’s weight is listed at 118 pounds in the police report, which is far from scary skinny for her five-foot-seven frame.
There have been many photo spreads showing a healthy Lauren Bushnell in a bikini, so she’s definitely not shy about showing off her toned body. Us Weekly previously posted a series of photos of a bikini-clad Bushnell paddleboarding in Hawaii, and fans may remember her teeny weeny bikini on her dream date in Jamaica with Ben, which aired on the Bachelor finale.
And while she’s currently fighting off some hate, Lauren Bushnell is ready to change her body soon in another way. Lauren and Ben have been vocal about the fact that they want to get married and have babies soon, so hopefully the haters will respect their privacy — and leave her body alone — once she’s pregnant.
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