Ireland Baldwin: I Don’t Want To Forever Be Known as That “Thoughtless Little Pig”
Ireland Baldwin is starting to come into her own. The 17-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, who recently signed with IMG Models modeling agency, took to her Tumblr on Monday to address her haters and try to set herself apart from her superstar parents. Baldwin writes, “I get many hateful emails, Twitter replies, and comments on gossip websites about me and my parents.”
She says, “I get those comments about how I am too fat to model, how I am not model material, how I am an unattractive girl, how I am too tall, etc. I understand. I don’t look as glamourous as Rosie Huntington-Whitely when leaving the gym. I’m actually really sweaty. Like really sweaty.”
“I understand that I am not a size .008. What I don’t fully understand, is what is the good in commenting on a photo of a 17 year old girl and calling her fat, ugly, etc?” Baldwin continues, “I also get compared to my Mom quite a bit and this is where I bridge into the point of this whole post. I AM NOT MY PARENTS.” “My mom is one of the most beautiful woman in the world. She is 5’9, I am 6’2. She is petite and fragile, and I am fit and…. more to love tehe,” the teen jokes.
The model goes on to discuss her father Alec Baldwin, sharing, “My dad has made some mistakes in the past. He has spoken out of place, he has let his temper get the best of him, and he has reacted towards things in ways he shouldn’t have… but he’s moved on.”
Baldwin offers, “I am proud to be my parent’s daughter, but I don’t want to forever be known as ‘that rude thoughtless little pig’ or ‘Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s kid.’ (Baldwin is of course referring to the infamous voicemail from her father which was leaked by TMZ in 2007). She concludes, “Before sending hateful replies and emails, consider all of this. Talk to me! I am friendly. I do not think I am better than anyone.”