'Either I'm too fat or too thin, I can't win', says Nadia
Nadia Forde has said she thinks its "strange" when people comment on her weight and reckons she can't win, no matter what size she is.
The Clontarf woman (27) has come under fire in the past from critics over her slender frame, but Nadia has insisted that women in the limelight are going to be critiqued for their body no matter what size they are.
"I've had it all. I've had, 'You're too skinny' or 'You're too big'. You can't win," she told the Diary.
"No one says it to my face. I do think it's strange when people make a comment on my weight, it's really strange. It's a weird thing."
The model revealed she's happier than ever at her current size and lives a much healthier lifestyle than she did in the early days of her career.
"You need to be right for yourself and healthy for yourself. You need to figure out what works for your body. I'm definitely healthier now than I was a couple of years ago. I'm happier now and I think that has a lot to do with weight and health," she said.
"Everybody has their ideal body weight and if you're not happy, it can go either way. You can lose too much or gain too much."
Nadia is a regular gym-goer these days but doesn't like to go with her boyfriend, rugby player Dominic Day, because he tends to boss her about.
"He tries to tell me what to do. He gets to eat whatever he wants, he's quite lucky in that way," she said.
"He's a good motivator if I'm at home, on one of my lazy days. He's like, 'I'm not listening to you give out to yourself for the day so come on, let's go'."
Nadia has a calendar out this year but insisted Dom doesn't mind his girlfriend partaking in racy photoshoots.
"Dom doesn't care. He knew that before he met me. He doesn't comment on anything at all unless I ask for his opinion. He knows it's my job, he doesn't care. He's so laid back, he's horizontal," she said.
The brunette is currently performing as Princess Jasmine in The Tivoli Theatre's production of Aladdin.
However, she's not sure if her beau will come to see her perform as the two rarely get involved in each other's professional careers.
"I don't know, we haven't discussed it yet. He'll be in the theatre so I'm sure he will see bits of it," she said. "We don't really bother each other with work stuff too much. I go to some of his games but I don't go to all of them, so he's not going to come and watch every show.
"He watched the jungle and stuff before we met and he hears me singing around the house when I'm doing the dishes.
"He's used to it. I think he's quite fascinated by it because it's so different to what he does," she said.