Former model says she hasn't put on weight

Rachel Hunter has hit back at claims that she’s piled on the pounds in recent months.

The former model was snapped looking far curvier on US TV programme Celebrity Circus. But she insists the photos were taken in an unflattering light.

‘It’s irritating. Whoever had the audacity to take the picture, well, all I can say is it was 10 days ago and do I look like that to you?’ she tells the Daily Mail.

‘All you need is a bad angle and suddenly you’re 30 pounds overweight. In fact, I had a lot of harnessing in that picture which you can’t really see, and that adds huge bulk.’

Rachel, 38, was previously married to Rod Stewart, 62. They have 2 children – Renee, 15, and Liam, 13.

She is now dating hockey player Jarret Stoll, 25.

Alison Adey