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HER dad is among the most well-known faces on TV however Honey Ross has stored a comparatively low profile – till now.
Already well-known inside physique positivity circles, the 23-year-old made an impact on Loose Women yesterday – when she revealed her dad and mom put her on “poisonous diets” as a teen.
Honey Ross, proper, pictured along with her dad Jonathan and a pal on the premiere of Hustlers film in SeptemberCredit score: Instagram
Snapped on vacation at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, Honey loves jet-settingCredit score: instagram.com/honeykinny
Earlier this yr, she was compelled to hit again at trolls bombarding her with “unusual abusive fatphobia” following the TV look.
This is the lowdown on the blogger and activist – who’s stepping out of her well-known father’s shadow…
Childhood within the highlight
The daughter of TV presenter Jonathan Ross, 59, and screenwriter Jane Goldman, 50, Honey was raised in North London with elder siblings Betty Kitten and Harvey Kirby.
Given the complete title Honey Kinny, she admits she hated her body growing up – however has grown to like her curvy measurement 18 determine.
She spent her teen years doing internships within the movie and TV trade and landed her first skilled screenwriting gig aged 18, however says rising up within the public eye is way from a dream for an insecure child.
Honey, pictured left at The Boat That Rocked premiere in 2009, with sister Betty, dad Jonathan and brother HarveyCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Immediately, Honey was compelled to hit again at trolls bombarding her with ‘unusual abusive fatphobia’ following the TV lookCredit score: Instagram
Honey not too long ago instructed Dazed Digital: “I actually hated myself rising up.
“I believe it was a mixture of that typical low-level teenage self-loathing, a myriad of psychological well being points – some recognized, some not – and rising up within the public eye.
“It positively doesn’t assist your already wilted shallowness to learn lots of of unfavorable feedback about your self within the Every day Mail on-line.”
However she added she had “very supportive dad and mom” in Jonathan and Jane.
Honey’s dad and mom are TV presenter Jonathan Ross, 59, and screenwriter Jane Goldman, 50Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Now 23, Honey has constructed herself a fanbase of 28,900 followers on Instagram – the place she describes herself as a “skilled whiner”.
She’s signed to London-based magnificence PR, expertise and occasions group The Tape Company – who additionally symbolize the likes of Skins actress April Pearson, Laura Belbin of the Knee Deep in Life web page and mum blogger Clemmie Telford.
Honey took to the VIN + OMI catwalk at London Trend Week on February 14Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Honey made her London Trend Week debut again in February, sporting a pink gown with the slogan “REAL” on it. She’s additionally posed for lingerie model Curvy Kate – however insists she’s “not a mannequin”.
Posting on her Instagram tales in August, she mentioned: “I am not a mannequin! I am a author and an activist however I do love taking a look at myself. My desire is muse over mannequin”.
She is the co-host of The Physique Protest podcast and is at the moment writing a TV challenge she’s “completely terrified about”, because it’s “been a dream since I used to be 17”.
Honey can also be an activist for Pink Protest, who marketing campaign for modifications within the regulation, which she co-founded with pals Scarlet Curtis, Grace Campbell and Alice Skinner.
Honey is a body-positive activistCredit score: Instagram
In 2017, the federal government pledged £1.5 million to assist interval poverty in response to their #freeperiods marketing campaign.
Whereas in 2019, they efficiently pushed a invoice by way of parliament – to get FGM included within the Kids’s Act.
Enjoyable within the solar
Holidaying in Turks and Caicos in DecemberCredit score: honeykinny/Instagram
Honey strips off for a vacation shot in SpainCredit score: honeykinny/Instagram
But it surely’s not all onerous work for Honey, who’s spent the previous two Christmas holidaying in Florida and Turks and Caicos along with her household.
Whereas final August, she jetted off to Marbella and Ibiza with pals.
Earlier in the identical yr, she loved journeys to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and Santa Monica, California.
In latest months although, she’s been loved a really totally different seaside life in Swanage, Dorset, the place the Ross household have a vacation house.
Honey loves an evening out with buddies in LondonCredit score: honeykinny/Instagram
She strikes a pose in a nook storeCredit score: honeykinny/Instagram
Honey is pleased with her physique – however says that wasn’t at all times the caseCredit score: honeykinny/Instagram
Pre-lockdown, Honey was all concerning the nights out, hanging with pals within the likes of London’s fashionable Soho and Hoxton.
She’s no stranger to stripping off for the ‘Gram – and has been recognized to go absolutely nude for a body-positive snap.
She even posed bare for a life drawing class again in January, jokingly captioning the snap “I am so shy”.
Honey’s acquired purple carpet connections too. Again in September, she went to the premiere of strip-tastic film Hustlers along with her well-known dad and pal Grace Campbell.
She shared a purple carpet pic and quipped: “Take your dad to go see @hustlersmovie with you this weekend and I promise you’ll adore it”.
In additional celeb information, we revealed the top-earning catwalk queens who followed in their mums’ footsteps – from Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid.