When we’re young we imagine bullying to be schoolyard behavior, something we can say goodbye to upon reaching adulthood.
Unfortunately, as Bella Vrondos is learning, adults can be just as bad for bullying— if not worse.
Bella, a 33-year-old mother from Mascot, Sydney, Australia, is your regular, everyday mom.
The only difference?
She’s a Glamour model and boutique owner with a love for shiny eyeshadow palettes, fake tans, and Kim Kardashian-inspired fashion trends.
Mom to 9-year-old Alyssa, 8-year-old Kiera, and 6-year-old Connor, the blonde beauty says she is constantly bullied and harassed by other parents over the way she looks.
Regarding her style, Bella tells Caters Real Life:
“I love Kim Kardashian, she’s sexy but classy. I love wearing whatever she wears but I’m never distasteful, my hair and makeup are always done. Dressing up and doing my makeup makes me feel good about myself.”
One time, the large breasted Bella is advertised as an escort on Craigslist as a cruel joke. Another time, she is completely ignored by the other moms while chaperoning her daughters at a birthday party.
Although Bella does not have any mom friends, she does have thousands of Facebook followers. She explains to Caters Real Life:
“I’m not included in any of the mum’s groups or cliques. A lot of criticism is from social networks and I always get taunts online from younger people.”
Recently, a photo posted to Facebook of Bella in a beige dress in front of her children’s school draws furious criticism, even going viral.
She nonchalantly describes the experience to Caters Real Life, saying:
“People were commenting saying I had my boobs out and shouldn’t have worn that dress.”
Despite the criticisms, Bella’s children think she’s perfect exactly the way she is: “My daughter Kiera is exactly like me, she’s the prodigy of Bella. My kids love me for me and don’t want me to change.”
The mom of 3 is now hoping to deliver an important message to her bullies and fellow mothers alike, explaining:
“I didn’t get plastic surgery to look like a porn star but because I’ve had three kids and my body totally deformed- I did it to be happy and feel confident with my body.
Being a mum doesn’t mean you have to give up your whole self being; I am trying to create awareness about that…
My children love me the way I am. If I was to change my appearance then I wouldn’t be their mum— I wouldn’t be me.”
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