Singapore-based photographer in British influencer’s belly-shaming debacle speaks up

Influencer Brie Benfell (right) alleged that photographer Raiyne Kim had fat-shamed her by pointing out the size of her post-partum tummy. PHOTOS: RAIYNE KIM PHOTOGRAPHY, BRIE BENFELL/TIKTOK
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SINGAPORE – Singapore-based photographer Raiyne Kim found herself embroiled in controversy last weekend when what was supposed to be a regular fashion photo shoot spiralled into a social media disaster.

The South Korea-born Australian, who is in her 40s and has 12 years of experience in her line of work, tells The Straits Times that she was 15 minutes into the Oct 5 session when her model, Singapore-based British influencer Brie Benfell, stormed out in tears.

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