MOLLY-MAE Hague has revealed that she has employed staff to watch out for people taking pictures of her when she’s on holiday.
Since shooting to fame on the fifth season of Love Island three years ago, the 22-year-old has become one of the ITV2 show’s biggest success stories.
Molly boasts an impressive 6.2m followers on Instagram, owns her own fake tan company Filter, and was recently made creative director of fashion brand Pretty Little Thing.
Despite her successes, she’s had some “really low” moments in her career, including when she was trolled for how she looked in a set of pictures from a shoot in Barbados.
But now the reality star has hired someone to make sure that it never happens again.
Molly recently told host Steven Bartlett on The Diary Of A CEO podcast: “We’re always on pap watch and if we go away on a campaigns we literally have someone that has a job to specially to look out for people taking pictures so it doesn’t happen again because it was quite bad.”
The YouTuber opened up about what happened and confessed that she had no clue that the pictures were being taken at the time.
She explained: “There was this one time when we went to Barbados to shoot a campaign for my fake tan business and we were followed the whole trip by paparazzi, we didn’t even realise!
“They were posing as like architectural photographers in front of this building and I did think at one point ‘Is that guy taking pictures of me?’
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“But I just thought no way he’s taking pictures of the building behind me.”
Molly added: “It was just horrendous, people calling me fat, overweight, and I’m a size eight, so it made me so upset to think that if people are calling me overweight… a very normal size 10 girl, what are they going to be thinking if I’m being called fat?
“It’s heartbreaking. The whole trolling thing I have kind of dealt with it now, I’m really good at dealing with it.
“I sort of have this approach of if it doesn’t matter, people can say what they want to say, they are genuinely so unhappy in their lives that they try and bring you down. It’s so sad, but you do learn to do deal with it.”
It comes after Molly recently slammed over comments she made about her success by insisting “we all have the same 24 hours in the day” on the same podcast.
The TV star’s comments infuriated fans and some said that they were “tone deaf” as she implied to make money people just need to work harder, completely ignoring social inequality.
On Monday night the reality favourite issued an apology.
Molly wrote on Instagram: “I completely appreciate that things can affect different people in different ways however I just want to stress that I would never intend to hurt or upset anyone by anything that I say or do.
“I apologise to the people that have been affected negatively or misunderstood the meaning of what I said in the podcast.
“The intentions of the podcast were only ever to tell my story and inspire from my own experience.”