Entertainment Celebrity Fans defend Pia Miller after Elle calls her ‘difficult’

Fans defend Pia Miller after Elle calls her ‘difficult’

Pia Miller took the less-than-flattering article in her stride. Photo: Getty
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Home and Away star Pia Miller has defended herself following a less-than-flattering profile of her in Elle Australia, which accused her of displaying a “zealous level of control” over the article and photo shoot.

The 33-year-old actress is featured on the cover of the magazine’s April issue with the tagline, ‘Is Pia Miller Australia’s most beautiful woman?’, but the accompanying profile piece suggests dealing with Miller was challenging.

“Her fierce protectiveness of her privacy and her family goes some way towards explaining why it was never a sure thing that Miller would appear in these pages,” interviewer Meg Mason explains.

“The shoot concept and this accompanying interview were more difficult to agree on than most international cover stars in this magazine’s history.

“From the earliest planning stages, she displayed a zealous level of control – one that extends across her career and the way she’s publicly perceived.

“Posing with her family was out of the question, as was a male model, although she eventually agreed to work with fellow actor and former Home and Away star Luke Pegler.”

Miller chose to interpret Mason’s observations as a compliment, sharing a photo of the magazine cover to her Instagram with a caption poking fun at the article.

“Warning! This article may encourage other women to be ‘incredibly strong-minded’, ‘real’, ‘fiercely protective’ (of their children and privacy) and exhibit a ‘zealous level of control’ of ‘the way (they’re) publicly perceived’,” she wrote.

“Here’s to my fellow women, never apologise for standing your ground and portraying your true self.”

Many of Miller’s fans weighed in, slamming Elle for seemingly criticising the mother of two and former model for being protective of her family and her image.

Fellow mother and 2DayFM breakfast radio host Em Rusciano also leapt to Miller’s defence, calling her a “fierce mama bear”.

“The magazine takes a few passive aggressive potshots at her,” Rusciano said during her Tuesday morning broadcast.

“You’re having a crack at a woman for protecting her kids and family. For being assertive and confident about her brand and you’re a magazine that empowers women?” she asked.

“Pull your heads in Elle. This makes me not want to buy this magazine ever again.”

Miller, who is currently in a relationship with entrepreneur Tyson Mullane, has two sons from two previous relationships.

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