Earlier this week, Victoria's Secret announced that Barbara Palvin was the brand's newest model to reach Angel status. Social media users flocked to the brand's verified Instagram page to share their excitement over the announcement, congratulating the model for becoming the very first Hungarian to hold the honor, as The Inquisitr recently pointed out.
On the other hand, a lot of users also used the opportunity to praise Victoria's Secret for featuring a "healthy" looking model that is not overly "skinny" in the announcing post's comments section.
"She deserves! Finally VS valuing models with a real body! She is gorgeous!" one user commented, a message that garnered more than 1,600 likes, proving that a lot of folks share the sentiment.
"The real angel with curves," another user offered in a separate Instagram post.
Yet another user in another post on Victoria's Secret Instagram wrote that the fact that Palvin isn't "stick skinny" is admirable, since it gives women and girls a role model to look up to that doesn't send the message that they have to "starve themselves" to feel beautiful. However, one commenter had an issue with the whole notion that Palvin is out of the ordinary, responding in the comments thread that the model is still rather thin, considering her measurements.
"She's 121 and 5'8 so she is pretty freaking skinny! But she has curves!" the user commented.