'I wanted to make them proud!' Demi Rose hits back at trolls who criticised her 'embarrassing' runway walk as she reveals she was dealing with the death of her parents

Demi Rose has defended herself against trolls who criticised her 'embarrassing' runway walk after a video of her catwalk debut emerged on social media.

The Instagram model, 24, took to the catwalk during an Oh Polly swimwear show in July but some Twitter users have since poked fun at Demi's walk online.

However Demi hit back and revealed that she was suffering with personal issues at the time including the death of her mother who passed away the month before.

Strut! Demi Rose has defended herself against trolls who criticised her 'embarrassing' runway walk after a video of her catwalk debut emerged on social media

Strut! Demi Rose has defended herself against trolls who criticised her 'embarrassing' runway walk after a video of her catwalk debut emerged on social media

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Demi said: 'All jokes aside yes I'm not the best runway model. I was super nervous, didn't want to do it, my top went missing backstage...

'My shoes were too big for me in height and size not to mention I was dealing with personal issues losing my parents, my mom a month before.'

She added that despite her struggles she wanted to make her late parents proud, saying: 'I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone, make them and myself proud and that takes a lot of bravery.

Hitting back: However Demi hit back and revealed that she was suffering with personal issues at the time including the death of her mother who passed away the month before

 Hitting back: However Demi hit back and revealed that she was suffering with personal issues at the time including the death of her mother who passed away the month before

Heartbreaking: Demi lost her mother in June eight months after her father died last October

Heartbreaking: Demi lost her mother in June eight months after her father died last October

'So for that I'm proud of myself because there's a lot that wouldn't have done it. But it's done now. I can laugh too but I'm still here and it's all Guccccci!.'

Looking back on the experience in a positive light, she said: 'In hindsight it was a really fun experience, showcasing my own collection which I was really proud of.

'I'm really grateful for the opportunities I've got given. Thank you to all those who support me![sic].

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Demi said: 'All jokes aside yes I'm not the best runway model. I was super nervous, didn't want to do it, my top went missing backstage...'

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Demi said: 'All jokes aside yes I'm not the best runway model. I was super nervous, didn't want to do it, my top went missing backstage...'

Social media users didn't hold back when it came to commenting on Demi's jaunt down the runway, with one saying: 'Demi Rose has a terrible catwalk.'

While another added: 'Demi Rose is so beautiful but I don't think the catwalk is for her lol.'

A third wrote: 'I love Demi Rose but girl no :( that's the worst cat walk ever :( train this girl pls, all love here.' 

Criticism: Social media users didn't hold back when it came to commenting on Demi's jaunt down the runway, with one saying: 'Demi Rose has a terrible catwalk'

Criticism: Social media users didn't hold back when it came to commenting on Demi's jaunt down the runway, with one saying: 'Demi Rose has a terrible catwalk'

Another agreed and said: 'Why it look like she's tryna hold her lips in place? [laughing face emoji] Demi Rose was not made to catwalk.'

However one Twitter user jumped to her defence and said: 'You lot bullied Demi Rose into making a statement about her hefty catwalk. This internet man.'

Demi took to Instagram to reveal the tragic news about her mum, a former NHS wheelchair adviser in June, which came eight months after her beloved dad died.

In a social media post the devastated star penned: 'Heaven gained an angel today. R.I.P Mommy', with a heartbroken Emoji.

Demi shared supportive posts from her friends before also posting an image of two birds while adding the caption: 'Saw these two love birds on set today. I hoped they were Mom & Dad paying a visit.'

In October, she was left distraught after revealing her beloved father Barrie has died aged 80. 

She added: 'My shoes were too big for me in height and size not to mention I was dealing with personal issues losing my parents, my mom a month before'

She added: 'My shoes were too big for me in height and size not to mention I was dealing with personal issues losing my parents, my mom a month before'

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