Earlier this week Gemma Ward revealed that she will be retiring her career as an internationally recognized model. Gemma disappeared from the fashion industry after the sudden death of Heath Ledger in 2008. At the time, Gemma was romantically linked to the actor.
Last week, Gemma was photographed on her 22nd birthday wearing tight black shorts and a leopard jacket. The photos unveiled a clear weight gain during her absence from the modeling world. Yet she still remains a healthy weight for someone of her height. Either way, the modeling industry is a ruthless one and with the recent photos having been slapped across the internet, the former waiflike model has been relentlessly criticized by fans.
Taking a stand against the criticism, Gemma bravely decided to leave her career as a model. The fashion world will certainly feel the loss of her departure from the modeling industry