Britain's Next Top Model, Tiffany Pisani, has laughed off comments about her eating patterns.

Tiffany's success last Monday sparked a plethora of online comments on timesofmalta.com and other sites. Most people wrote in to congratulate her but an online debate developed on whether Tiffany looked anorexic.

"Maybe it's just the picture but the girls looks too skinny. The collar bone and shoulder are too much too be healthy," read one comment.

Tiffany laughed off such comments when speaking to timesofmalta.com yesterday:

"Let me tell you what I had for breakfast this morning: two chocolate croissants, a huge white bread sandwich with chicken and mayo and biscuits.

"I'm now off for a pasta night with my family."

She said that she is in fact a size 8, when models are usually size 6.

"Rest assured that I love my food," she said.

Right after the show on Monday night, she was whisked away for interviews and a photo-shoot with supermodel and BNTM host Elle Macpherson.

Yesterday, her day started at 6am with an interview on BBC Breakfast, and from then on it was a series of interviews and meetings straight through till late afternoon. "It's hectic, but, oh, I'm really happy. This is my dream come true."

Her family, she said, are simply over the moon.

When asked if she thinks her boyfriend is the most envied man in Malta, she gave a ringing laugh: "They're all so supportive. I'm so lucky"

Tiffany was elevated from a wannabe model to the real thing overnight. Her prize as the Top Model includes a one year modelling contract with Models 1, Europe's biggest modelling agency, a six-page fashion editorial spread and the front cover of the December issue of Company fashion magazine as well as a cosmetics contract with Revlon cosmetics.

Her future in modelling looks bright, but is this a case of a year in the limelight and then she'll gradually fade away?

"The modelling contract with Models 1 is for one year but all the girls who won BNTM over these past six years are still working with the company - they've all had their contracts renewed. The winner of the first BNTM, who's now 28, has just taken part in a big campaign for maternity wear for Marks and Spencer," said Tiffany.

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