AFL 2022: Jesinta Franklin explains why she doesn’t want her daughter to become a model

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Footy WAG Jesinta Franklin Reveals Sad Reason She Doesn’t Want Daughter Tullulah To Become A Model: ‘It Still Affects Me To This Day’

Footy WAG Jesinta Franklin has revealed why she doesn’t want her two-year-old daughter Tullulah to follow in her footsteps by becoming a model.

The former Miss Universe Australia, 30, who is married to AFL star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, said on Thursday that she had body image issues because of her career and didn’t want that the same thing happens to Tullulah.

“It’s something I think about a lot, and I’m probably going to regret saying it, but deep down I hope that [Tallulah] doesn’t want to be a model,” she told Now To Love.

Although she makes a good living from modeling and works with top brands like Olay, David Jones and Tiffany & Co., Jesinta said she’s also experienced the darker side of the industry.

“I’ve had some really difficult experiences in the past, and I know it still affects me to this day, especially with body image,” she said.

The Swiss ambassador recalled a harrowing time when she was measured and weighed every morning while modeling in China, and feared losing her contract if her weight fluctuated.

She also faced pressure in Australia, where she said the modeling industry’s mantra is: “The thinner you are, the harder you work”.

“I was very unhealthy at this point,” she added. “I wasn’t weighing enough, and I was exercising too much and eating too much.

‘I think if you talk to most people who have worked in the modeling industry [then]the stories are probably very similar.

She continued, “That was probably the biggest challenge for me that had lasting effects on my health and the way I looked at my body.

“I’d like to think I’m on the other side now.”

However, recent changes in the industry mean Jesinta is optimistic her daughter won’t face the same pressures if she chooses to enter the profession.

Jesinta shares two children, Tullulah and son Rocky, one, with the Sydney Swans’ great pal, 35, whom she married in November 2016.

Jesinta shares two children, Tullulah and son Rocky, one, with the Sydney Swans' great pal, 35, whom she married in November 2016

Jesinta shares two children, Tullulah and son Rocky, one, with the Sydney Swans’ great pal, 35, whom she married in November 2016

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