"I have experienced so much hatred, death threats, shame about migrating to Australia from another country, racism and more because of what MAFS chose to show of me."
She continued: "I wasn’t well during and after [the show], I think that was obvious but it got even worse last July. I was diagnosed with complex PTSD. It was 110% caused from the show. Nothing normal about the conditions on those sets or what [they] do to you."
This isn't the first time Ines has spoken out about life after MAFS, telling New Idea last year that she stopped eating due to the unprecedented amount of backlash she copped when the series aired.
"I was on my deathbed, at one stage. I've always been a size six in my life. I dropped down to smaller than a [size] four. I was really scared," she said. "I thought if I lose one more kilogram, I might die.
"I had some really horrible death threats... It was terrifying! For a girl who's barely weighing in at 50kg, that is so scary."
“When I watched the edit, I was honestly mentally traumatised from what I saw,” Ines also told WHO. “I couldn’t believe it. It was literally sickening. None of my scenes were the truth [about] anything that actually happened.”
As for why she's waited almost a year to discuss her struggles, Ines said she was so scarred by the experience, she wasn't able to process her feelings easily.
"Now that I am in a better headspace and can see things much more clearly, I can finally start talking about my experience and struggles with mental health. It’s not something people should be ashamed of and it should not be considered weak – even admitting and opening up about failure, people are afraid to do so because of the judgment that comes with it."
Ines joins a long list of stars who have spoken out against Nine Network, with this year's MAFS contestant Josh Philak urging Australians to "seriously think" about the repercussions that come with starring on a show like this.
"I just can't stress enough to people who are thinking about trying out for this show... have a good hard think because when you sign that contract, any footage and audio can be spliced and cut up however they choose. It says in the fine print, 'you may or may not be received in a positive light' and me being naive, I thought, why not? It is so disappointing to see how they made that come across and how much they left out."
Need help? Call Lifeline on 131 114, visit www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/get-help-home, or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636. If you would like to talk to someone about mental health call Headspace on 1800 650 890. If you are in immediate danger, call 000.