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A former Victoria’s Secret model called out a radio host who once asked her if she ‘watched Kendall Jenner get naked’ backstage

Summary List PlacementFormer model and current mental-health advocate Bridget Malcolm has called out radio hosts who she said disrespected her and Kendall Jenner during an interview. In a video posted to TikTok on Friday, which now has more than 171,000 likes, Malcolm said representatives for "The Kyle and Jackie O...

Bridget Malcolm at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party.

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Former model and current mental-health advocate Bridget Malcolm has called out radio hosts who she said disrespected her and Kendall Jenner during an interview.

In a video posted to TikTok on Friday, which now has more than 171,000 likes, Malcolm said representatives for “The Kyle and Jackie O Show” — a popular morning radio series in Australia — recently sent an interview request to her agent.

Malcolm said she declined their offer, as she previously had a bad experience while speaking with its hosts, Kyle Sandilands and Jacqueline Ellen Last, better known as Jackie O. Malcolm said that at the time, she was 25 years old and had just walked in the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

“I thought I was gonna be discussing, you know, the Victoria’s Secret show and all that exciting stuff,” Malcolm said in her video. “And I get there, and Kyle, charming fellow that he is, asks me if I watched Kendall Jenner get naked and change backstage.”

@bridgetmalcolm

TikTok took it down, let’s try again shall we. Why on earth would I come on their PrObLeMaTiC show to discuss my sexual assault and trauma?! Blech.

♬ original sound – Bridget Malcolm

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Malcolm then showed the email response she sent to the show’s representative, which included a line referencing Sandilands’ comment about Kendall Jenner. “Given the extreme lack of respect this statement shows toward women, I think you can understand why I don’t feel comfortable returning,” Malcolm said. 

On Instagram, where Malcolm also posted the video, she added a caption that further explained how she felt about the interview request. She described the Australian show as “problematic,” and questioned why she would discuss her “sexual assault and trauma” via their show.

“The invitation to use their platform to talk about my projects is so patronizing,” Malcolm wrote on Instagram. “Don’t belittle me. These videos are not for cheap media fame. They’re about setting me free from the shame and guilt I have felt around my trauma for 15 years. And hopefully raising awareness around mental health/destigmatizing life with trauma. Girl bye.”

Representatives for Sandilands and Jackie O did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

At the end of June, Malcolm criticized her former employer Victoria’s Secret on TikTok.

She showed the size 30A bra she wore in the brand’s 2016 fashion show, and said it was big on her at the time. Malcolm also said former Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek rejected her from the 2017 show because he said her body “did not look good enough.”

She then labeled the brand’s recent decision to replace its cast of Angels with a diverse group of ambassadors as “performative allyship.”

A few days later Malcolm addressed commenters who asked why she’s just now speaking out about negative experiences she had while working in the fashion industry.

She said she’s spent recent years working on recovering from those experiences and is finally feeling happy, balanced, and strong enough to speak. “I feel the best I’ve ever felt,” she said in her video.

She also opened up about being sexually assaulted, being told to “do cocaine” and “have lots of sex to lose weight,” developing PTSD, anxiety, and eating disorders, and more.

Representatives for Bridget Malcolm did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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