Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emily Ratajkowski also appeared in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines video.
Emily Ratajkowski says “a little bit of negativity” is part of living in the spotlight.
The actress and model posted a series of photos of her gym-honed abs and abs-only bottoms.
And she told The Guardian that posing for the pictures was “a great way to feel empowered in your work”.
But she said critics were “probably thinking a little bit about how I have millions of social media followers and people probably want to spin it to get a reaction out of me”.
Although she said she did not “know the people who make those kinds of personalised comments” they could “create more media”.
‘Nothing controversial about it’
Emily Ratajkowski initially didn’t reveal what month the photographs were taken, but the Instagram post made public by her was now dated 3 July 2018.
She also told The Guardian that “there is almost nothing controversial about it.”
“But if I have to be scrutinised I think that’s okay,” she added.
The 26-year-old found fame in 2014 after her dance moves in Robin Thicke’s video for Blurred Lines caused controversy.
And in a revealing interview on MSNBC’s Now Show last month, she revealed that at the time of the video’s release she was frequently sent messages “from people claiming to be the police or talking about stories that we have told to them and bringing up damaging things about me”.
She claimed that she had learned to control her emotions in real life, since “you can’t use that skillset in your personal life”.
She added: “It is a really, really tough time for women, and I think it’s an uphill struggle.”