Model Cassi Van Den Dungen hits out at 'overweight hypocrites' after Fashion Week controversy

When Cassi Van Den Dungen hit the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, she caused an uproar over her tiny frame.

Never one to shy away from controversy, the model has lashed out on Instagram with a picture asking: ‘So why are you allowed to love your curves, but it’s wrong for me to love my bones?’

The 21-year-old posted a black and white image of a thin model to her 7,266 followers on the social media site with heated words printed over the photo.

'I think a lot of Overweight girls are hypocrites,' it read.

'I’m naturally tall and skinny, I eat what I want, I don’t starve myself, and I am beautiful.

'So why are you allowed to love your 'curves' but its wrong for me to love my ‘bones?’

'Why is it okay for you to call me anorexic, but horrible for me to call you fat?

'If you can tell me to 'gain weight', why can't I tell you to lose weight?

'If you can feel beautiful for being big, I can feel beautiful for being small. Get over it.'

The Australia's Next Top Model runner-up came under fire for her bony frame when she walked at Fashion Week earlier in April, displaying sunken cheeks and protruding bones.

While designer Alex Perry stated that 'It's not an image I think is good to put forward', the mother-of-one has staunchly defended herself.

'Perfect! My thoughts exactly,' she wrote in the accompanying photo's Instagram caption.'This is the last post on this subject. #GetOverIt #IAmWhoIAmDealWithIt #WordsToThinkAbout #IDontTolerateBullying.'

The model has also been actively taking photos of her meals and posting them on the site to prove she's not starving herself.

From bagels with cream and jam to a dinner of nachos and fries, she hasn't been holding back on the dietary front.

'Dinner. Nachos and chips while catching up with @adelethiel :) #lovefood #lovemyjob #modellife #iamwhoiam #dealwithit,' she wrote in the caption.