Paola Torrente is a 22-year-old contestant who came in number 2 on Miss Italy -- and yet even she faces criticisms.
Photos show the stunning and beautiful model on Acidcow. However, Paola says she was heavily criticised.
Model Nina Moric said she had "too much flesh" to be in the competition.
Teen Vogue reports that the mother of third place contestant Viviana Vogliacco said that a "plus size woman" should take part in "the Plus Size Miss Italy contest," implying that Paola, a size 14, was not skinny enough to be a second place finisher – or even a contestant at all.
Miss Italy pageant has asked organisers asked Nina to apologise on live television over the phone, which she did.
However, Paola says she embraces her curves -- you go girl and ignore the haters!
"I embrace my curves at 360 degrees, and I'm never ashamed of them." Paola hopes to be a role model for young girls.
"I want to tell young women to accept themselves and to understand that feeling good and being happy is the most powerful thing to fight people's words and thoughts."