A SLIM size eight model says she's been rejected for hundreds of jobs, because she's considered too fat AND too skinny for the industry.
Ebony Maude, from Wakefield, West Yorks, has been modelling since she was 12 - and argues the move towards 'diversity' is actually pushing out mid-size girls like her.
Speaking exclusively to Fabulous Digital, the 20-year-old said: "Over the past eight years and hundreds of castings, I've only ever booked one job.
"I've always been convinced that's got something to do with my size.
"Of course, casting directors never say those words ' you're too fat', they skirt around the issue and say 'you need to tone up' or 'you need to lose a few inches off your hips', because they're 37ins and generally a size eight is 34ins.
"I've got a 27ins waist, I'm just not in perfect proportion.
"The only job I did get from a casting was a really good job, with Adidas and working with Hailey Baldwin, but that was for a catwalk.
"I do fit clothes as a size eight, but I'm curvy and my bottom half is more of a 10. I've always been more curvy than the girls you see on most websites."
Although Ebony does book jobs directly through her Leeds-based agency, she has been rejected from dozens of brands - who we're not naming - as well as Manchester and London-based casting agents.
She said: "I do get bookings but I often feel, especially with big fast fashion brands, I'm not what they usually get from a model.
"When I work with smaller brands who do proper size inclusivity, I feel a lot more comfortable. But that's so rare.
"Most of them are trying to fill the mould of curvy-curvy or super skinny girls, there's no-one in between.
"One agent sent me to a few castings and, when they got the pictures back, they told me I looked 'unclean and unkempt'.
"Obviously that's not the kind of thing you want to hear, that was one of the most hurtful comments."
Ebony, who has 24,000 followers on Instagram, says she doesn't weigh herself because she doesn't want to get "addicted to it".
She said: "I've never had an eating disorder, but I go through stages where I think I'm not good enough.
"I was really obsessed with the gym at one point when I was still at school, I lost so much weight it became kind of unhealthy.
"I was going to the gym six times-a-week, at 6am before six form, then would either run home from school, go to the gym in the evening or workout at home.
"I lost my hips, where I've always been more curvy. It was a six-month period but it's not maintainable to be like that all the time.
"Last week I worked four days, one of them was for a really amazing brand that puts emphasis on all different body types.
"The next day I had a test shoot for underwear, and I didn’t eat all day because I was so scared I wasn’t going to look right.
"I've worked with Nip + Fab and Heaven Skincare, I prefer to do more beauty stuff because it's head up, instead of focusing on your body.
"I've done quite a bit of underwear modelling before, but that was in the stage where I was trying to lose loads of weight and going to the gym like a mad person."
With the average British woman now a size 16, according to data from the NHS and ONS, the fashion industry is keen to champion diversity.
But Ebony says this actually makes things more difficult for models like her, who are classed as an "in-between size".
She said: "Everybody is so obsessed with being diverse that they're not realising every single person has a different body shape.
"You don’t need to get one girl that’s a size six and one girl that’s a size 16 and put them in a campaign and say ‘we’re diverse’.