Victoria’s Secret model, 29, reveals the extraordinary results of giving up alcohol for two years
- Bridget Malcolm, from Perth, opened up about her decision to go sober in an Instagram Stories Q&A on Monday
- Many followers asked questions about why she gave up alcohol, and what benefits she has seen since ditching booze two years ago
- Bridget explained that being sober has made her look and feel better, noting that she is ‘happier, more positive, fitter, and more optimistic’
- She added that her friendships have also improved, explaining that she is able to spend more time with her friends than she did while drinking
- When asked if she had a ‘problem with alcohol’ before giving it up, Bridget said she used it ‘to not cope with what she needed to cope with in her life’
- The fashion star has walked in two Victoria’s Secret fashion shows, and also modeled for brands like Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren
Former Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm has revealed the extraordinary benefits of giving up alcohol for two years, detailing how going sober has drastically transformed both her physical and mental health.
The 29-year-old spoke out about her decision to go alcohol-free during a Q&A posted to her Instagram Stories on Monday, when many of her followers asked what changes she has experienced since ditching booze two years ago.
‘I’m happier, I’m much more positive, I have way more time in the day, I’m fitter,’ Bridget said, adding that being sober has also enabled her to ‘be healthy’ and ‘eat well’ because the time that she once spent drinking alcohol has now been freed up for more beneficial experiences.
The blonde also noticed other benefits to her appearance, especially her skin, as well as her weight, which used to ‘fluctuate’ but is now ‘steady’ and ‘healthy’.
An open book: Former Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm, 29, invited her fans to ‘ask me anything’ about her sobriety on Instagram Stories on Monday
Star: The Perth native featured in two Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, in 2015 (left) and in 2016 (right)
What benefits did Bridget Malcolm see from going sober?
- Better complexion
- Consistent bodyweight
- Increased fitness
- Healthier diet
- Better friendships
- Better sleep schedule
- Easier to concentrate
- More self-confidence
- More free time
‘Apart from this giant f**king pimple on my chin, my skin cleared up,’ said the Perth native. ‘My bodyweight stopped [fluctuating; it] stayed very steady.’
As well as the physical benefits, and the changes to her appearance, Bridget also noted that being sober has transformed her mental health and wellbeing, from boosting her concentration to improving her relationships with friends.
‘I sleep well. I concentrate well. I have much more self-confidence. It’s been great,’ she told her 354,000 followers.
‘I have better friendships with my friends and I love people for who they are and not who I want them to be.’
Although Bridget did not label herself as a former ‘alcoholic’, she admitted that she did have a ‘problem’ with alcohol in that she used it as a way of avoiding other issues in her life.
‘I did [have a problem] in the sense that I was using it to not cope with what I needed to cope with in my life,’ she explained.
‘I used it to check out and not show up to what I needed to in my life. That is a problem, and I don’t do that any more.’
Glow up: ‘I’m happier, I’m much more positive, I have way more time in the day, I’m, like, fitter,’ said the underwear model. Pictured here in a March Instagram post
Almost perfect: ‘Apart from this giant f**king pimple on my chin, my skin cleared up,’ said the Perth native
Before: While not labelling herself an alcoholic, Bridget admitted she had previously used alcohol ‘to not cope with what I needed to cope with in my life’. Seen here in a throwback post
She said she also has a lot more time to reach her ‘goals’ without alcohol.
Bridget explained she figured ‘if I take out partying [from my life], maybe it’ll get easier to achieve my goals, and it turned out I was right’.
In 2019, Bridget claimed she was once rejected from a modelling job after gaining weight by ‘half an inch’.
She claimed at the time she, ‘hadn’t had a period in months, and needed to sleep 12 hours a night in order to function.’
‘I have been rewarded with my highest profile clients when my hips were at their smallest (33 inches),’ she wrote.
‘And when I gained half an inch from that, I lost those clients – being told that my body did not look good enough.’