She doesn't have time for the haters! 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After star Nicole Nafziger is determined to marry her fiancé Azan Tefou one way or another — even if it means packing up her toddler-aged daughter and moving from their hometown of Bradenton, FL to Azan's home country of Morocco so that the couple can tie the knot overseas. During a recent episode, Nicole brought TLC cameras along as she went shopping for her wedding dress, but fans have been flooding the bridal shop's page with mean, fat-shaming comments — and Nicole is clapping back.
The bridal shop, Bearer of the Bling Bridal in St. Petersburg, FL, shared a photo of one of the options that Nicole tried on for her wedding which wasn't the gown that Nicole ultimately chose. Fans immediately started pointing out how the shop associates should have helped Nicole choose a more figure-flattering dress for her plus-sized frame.
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One of our favorites on @alwayssnicole that didn’t make it in last weeks episode. We look forward to seeing her walk down the Aisle in her chosen gown after all the alterations were completed. #90dayfiancehappilyeverafter #nicole90dayfiance #tlc #90dayfiance @90dayfiancetlc
"She’d have looked better with straps," one fan wrote, while another commented, "She looks horrible." There were other mean, fat-shaming comments that have since been deleted by one of the shop's employees, and that's when Nicole and a few of the bridal shop emloyees jumped in to defend their decision.
"Unfortunately with a very strict time line, we did the best job possible with what was in stock," an employee wrote. "At the end of the day we do not make the final choice for brides. Straps hurt her, alterations hadn’t been performed yet as of last show, and the time line was short."
But despite the fact that Nicole was shopping on a very short time frame, commenters still felt that Nicole should not have chosen a strapless dress because of her size, even though Nicole was very vocal about the fact that she felt pretty in that particular gown.
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I was so happy and lucky to find the perfect wedding dress for me and at an AMAZING price! Such great customer service and they give you honest advice! I love these ladies so much! If your looking for a wedding dress or bridesmaids dress in the Tampa/St Pete area, check them out for sure!! @beareroftheblingbridal #90DayFiance #TLC #wedding #weddingdress
"Your comment is dirt. I chose that dress because I saw the potential in it. Whether they showed the details of the alterations I wanted to do or not, it's my dress and only I can make that choice in dress," Nicole responded, and thanked the ladies at the shop for defending her. "Don't try to make them understand. They never will. Just let it go. Y'all did an amazing job. I love y'all!"
Clearly, Nicole should be allowed to wear whatever she feels comfortable and confident in on her wedding day, regardless of her size. But she had one last sassy clapback for the body shamers who said Nicole should have chose something other than a strapless ballgown for her full-figured body. "I love me, so me and my fiance don't have a problem," she wrote.