“It was my contribution to giving back. There were all these beautiful women who reached out to me and they were like, ‘I’ve got a body like yours and I want to dress like you’,” she said.
“I realised shapewear is my superpower that I wear and I felt like a lot of women put themselves in the ‘I’m not enough club’ and I wanted to share with people that you too can have confidence... shapewear makes me feel great.
The 37-year-old -who married her MAFS ‘husband’ Cam Merchant last year – also opened up about how being trolled and fat-shamed affected her self-esteem.
“I picked 10 women who are size 8 to size 24, ages 25 to 68 and I chose people who were very different because I wanted the public to see themselves in the reflection,” she said.
“It was important for me to be real. All women are so different. Everyone strives for perfection and [to be] Instagram beautiful. Everyone has insecurities.
“Being on the back end of being trolled for my body, I said ‘no, that’s not fair’. I’m a healthy woman and even when I was bigger, I never dressed any different. I’ve always dressed the same and always felt good.
“So it was really important for me to show that size 8 women love shapewear too and size 24 women do too. It’s all about embracing what you’ve got and working with that.”