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  • When I got these commercial and advertisement assignments,

  • I was two years into my modeling career.

  • I was already getting assignments with big companies.

  • I always thought my modeling work would go smoothly from there.

  • On the day of the photoshoot, I had a rough idea of what it was about.

  • But I was told the photo would only be used in print media and for one company.

  • I didn't know that it would be used so widely on the internet,

  • and that there would be so many made-up stories about it.

  • The caption on the original ad said,

  • "The only thing you'll ever have to worry about is how to explain it to the kids."

  • The children in the photo were photoshopped, they don't look like that in real life.

  • Later, people made up a story about the woman in the picture and spread it on the internet.

  • They said her husband figured out she had lied to him about not having had plastic surgery done after the kids were born,

  • because they didn't look anything like her.

  • Then he sued her and won.

  • When a friend told me about this,

  • I thought it was just rumors.

  • Then I realized the whole world was spreading the story and in different languages.

  • People actually believed it and thought this had happened to me.

  • Even my relatives and fiancé's family have asked me about it.

  • This has totally affected my work.

  • People refused to believe that I have never had plastic surgery.

  • After this, I only got small roles in advertisements.

  • Because of what has happened, I haven't been able to sleep well

  • and I've broken down many times crying.

  • I keep thinking, "why is this happening to me?"

  • I decided to speak out because I wanted to give myself some courage to deal with this problem.

  • I can't bare to look at the picture,

  • I hope it will not appear anymore.

  • The children may not use social media now

  • but it will hurt them when they grow up.

When I got these commercial and advertisement assignments,

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