Gemma Ward’s Weight Issues

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Once a supermodel, always a supermodel. These were the words of a 90s super. But does that apply to present Gemma Ward?

Taking a year off catwalk to enjoy and reconsider life after the tragic death of her (allegedly) boyfriend Heath Ledger, Gemma is expected to make her runway return this February. Only she was recently spotted on a beach in Australia looking rather unusual for her skinny figure. Her much awaited fashion comeback seems a bit problematic now and even if she reportedly had “fun eating” this passing vacationing year, some people are shocked and remain in disbelief when faced with the new Gemma. Do you think it’s a normal evolution from catwalk model to a normal, healthier appearance? ( via ontd)

Gemma Ward then and now

Gemma Ward weight problems

UPDATE: More recent images with Gemma Ward here.


#1 Dolly Bird on 01.11.09 at 1:04 pm

Well she has gotten older so her body has developed.I see nothing wrong with her having curves.
Unfortunately I’m not Der Kaiser or a fashion editor.
She’ll probably go on a diet to keep her contracts. Anyway she’s just a baby and the world is her oyster.

#2 Ellington on 01.11.09 at 5:06 pm

If Gemma is happy and healthy that is all that matters!

#3 Tania on 01.12.09 at 5:26 am

She’s been comfort eating. She was and still is devastated by the death of Heath.

#4 Holly on 01.17.09 at 1:08 pm

Well, i think it’s a sign she needs to move on to something more meaningful than just posing and being pretty.
The life she had made her loose touch with reality.
I hope she knows she is more than just a pretty picture!

#5 kpriss on 01.17.09 at 3:30 pm

Maybe weight talk is not so overrated after all!

There’s nothing wrong with the curves of a woman and her being curvaceous. On the contrary! What’s most important, like you all say it, is that the woman in question feel good about herself, in her own skin, with her own weight.

But I doubt the fashion world and most definitely the catwalk are ready for such a heavy comeback!

#6 courtney on 02.23.09 at 1:00 am

i think that she most likely was not eating enough when she was wafer thin. not because of having an eating disorder but because it was a job requirement.

either way she was probably experiencing the same symptoms of an eating disorder. one of them is binging.

after heath ledger died she probably felt like there wasn’t much point to anything for a while and began giving into her natural instincts.

it’s sad. she’s probably not the size she would normally be because she has deprived herself for so long and now she is cramming in all that food she missed out on which causes her to put on massive weight.

i can understand why this happens. i have an eating disorder.

#7 Ellington on 02.23.09 at 4:15 pm

Good insight Courtney! I do hope that you have a lot of love, support and understanding around you?
Having an eating disorder is a daily struggle.

#8 Louise. on 04.18.09 at 9:23 pm

Photoshopped. C’mon have we ever seen her at that weight no. She’s naturally very thin. Shes beautiful. I love her

#9 Daniela Meier on 06.21.09 at 4:17 pm

That’s not gemma Ward. It can be anybody. This women has another hair color and another eyes

#10 jOSH on 07.14.09 at 6:29 pm

umm gross,,,that is not the gemma i know and love…she needs to either not eat for a while,only eat one meal a day,or go on a strict workout plan…..get back thin gemma!!…i love her so much and fat just ruins everyone…sure she’s not huge right now..but if this was to continue…she would be! this body will nott look good on the runways….at all!!!!

#11 courtney on 07.14.09 at 6:34 pm

josh, you are an idiot. there really isn’t anything else that can be said. you’re plain dumb.

#12 Adriana on 07.15.09 at 6:25 am

Gemma is still down under right?

#13 James Stroud on 10.03.09 at 1:33 am

Eating must move one’s eyes closer to each other. I can’t say I’ve ever seen that before. But it must be her. The surfboard is a dead giveaway.

#14 karenlaconne on 12.05.09 at 2:51 pm

pitier ne me dites pas que c’est elle c’est pas possible !!! je l’aime trop pour qu’elle soit grosse

#15 Tiffany on 03.07.10 at 9:00 pm

Josh you are unbelievable! I bet your a guy who stays home all day watching tv on the couch stuffing your face with junk food and over 200 lbs. For your information it is healthy too gain weight after the death of a lover like Heath Ledger. I think she looks beautiful with curves and that she still could get any man she wanted. The first thing she should do is knee you in the balls and step on your toes with her spikey shoes because your an a**hole. Having some weight on you doesn’t make you ugly! It may not be runway size anymore but I think that she should be a spokesperson for women stopping anorexia in the fashion industry and change the world so I never have to read another dumba** comment like yours.

#16 Alisa on 08.04.10 at 12:23 pm

It’s that really a 5’10 person??? It said that she is 108 pounds in the picture but trust me, I’m 5’6 and I’m 101 pounds and I still have a flat stomach. If she is 5’10 and 108 than she is still underweight so her stomach should not be showing.

#17 rebecca on 10.24.10 at 8:58 pm

this isn’t even her, unless the shape of her skull drastically changed. they just got some pictures of whatever random person off the beach. ever wonder why there’s no closeup shots of the face and the pictures are such poor resolution?

#18 Carrington on 12.14.10 at 12:32 pm

i love gemma ward & i think she’s just bored right now. she’ll get back into her modeling in a different way and shed the pounds. she’s fabulous. :)

#19 keiko on 12.15.10 at 2:10 am

I saw her in the new trailer for the latest Pirates of Caribbean movie. She plays a mermaid – my friend & I were super excited to see her. She looks nothing short of spectacular.

#20 Miranda on 03.15.11 at 4:04 pm

i think she shouldn’t have let herself get that over weight, she was beautiful, she still it but this is def going to affect her career. It looks like she went from a size 4 to a size 12 yeah that a little excessive!

#21 peter on 08.08.11 at 8:13 am

She looks really great now!

#22 Clarissa E. on 10.21.11 at 7:19 pm

This isn’t “healthy”, she’s just gone from one extreme to the next! Her gaining 10 or 15 pounds would have been great and a good message to young girls, but it looks like she just replaced one eating disorder with the another! Look at Uma Thurman, she’s tall but still maintains a healthy weight. But then again, I’m sure Gemma would make a wonderful plus size model so she does have options.

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