The Toyota Camrys have had a tough few months.
Just last week, a man in New York allegedly raped a woman inside the truck, and a month ago, a truck driver in Florida allegedly drove his truck through a woman’s house and her car, killing her.
Now, two models in the popular Toyota Camaro have gone viral for their bravery in the face of such horror, thanks to the kindness of a customer who recognized their looks from their Instagram posts.
And one of the models, an Australian model who goes by the name of Ashley, has been rewarded with more than $1,000 in donations.
According to the BBC, the woman in question, identified only as “Rose,” told the news channel that she has worked in Toyota since 2012 and has been modeling for the brand since.
“I’m a very humble person,” Rose told the BBC.
“I don’t have a lot of money, so I just started off with my own brand and just started posting pictures of myself and people’s cars on Instagram and it just took off.”
After her Instagram account was deleted last week due to threats, Rose posted her story on her own blog, explaining that her mother was a police officer in Australia, and that she and her boyfriend, who also goes by Ashley, were targeted by a man named “Mike” on Instagram after he was allegedly drunk at a bar.
“After I posted my pictures on Instagram, a guy from the Australian police department came up to me and said, ‘Hey, I just got off work and I got to go check on this woman.
She’s on the wrong side of the tracks,'” Rose told ABC News.
Rose posted a photo of her truck with her name, phone number, and address on it on her Instagram page, along with the caption: “I am a very brave person, but I don’t always have the best reputation.”
“So I’m very grateful to my fans who are supporting me,” she wrote.
“It’s been a long road and I’ve been through a lot but I’ve managed to get back on my feet and look after myself.
And that’s what you can really appreciate in life.”
The Camry model also revealed that she was in a relationship with Mike for a little while, but the two broke up before she started modeling.
“My boyfriend and I broke up after a while, we were on a different level, but we broke up, we went out for drinks and things,” Rose said.
“We had a lot more fun together, but then it just sort of fell apart.”
The couple broke up again about six months ago, and Rose said she did not feel comfortable living with him.
“When I first broke up with Mike, he started dating another woman, and she was so nice, so nice,” Rose wrote.
“But we had to keep the relationship, it was too much.”
Rose told ABCNews.com that she felt unsafe living with Mike in the days leading up to the attack, and was worried about him seeing her.
“At the time I didn’t want him to see me and his ex-girlfriend, I didn, and so it was really hard,” she said.
“He started to come up to her and he was really creepy.
He kept coming up to us and telling her stories and things like that.”
Rose also told the Australian news outlet that she thought about going to her hometown in the United States, but felt scared there would be an even bigger backlash if she spoke out.
“There are a lot people there that don’t like me, and I felt like I needed to be very careful not to upset them, but at the same time I don´t think I can do anything about it,” Rose added.
Rose’s Instagram account has more than 7.3 million followers, and her profile picture is featured on some models’ Facebook pages.
Her account has received a lot less attention than some of her other Instagram accounts, which are full of selfies.
Rose told NBC News that she is grateful to Toyota for its support and her story.
“They did the right thing by me and for making me feel safe,” she told NBC.
“It was a lot better for me than if I had gone and been a victim myself.”Read more: