The daughter of Melbourne gangster Carl Williams has shared a defiant post less than two weeks after revealing her 12-year social media hell.
Dhakota Williams has had the last laugh at cruel bullies who have taunted her online for years.
The 21-year-old daughter of slain crime kingpin Carl Williams recently revealed she’d been “fat shamed” constantly in the 12 years since her dad’s death when she was just 10-years-old.
But despite the awful abuse she’s received, the Melbourne woman has proven she’s not letting the trolls affect her, posting a series of snaps wearing a gorgeous figure-hugging dress.
In her first post since outing the “nasty people” who had commented on her body since she was a child, Dhakota smiled and posed for a series of glamorous snaps.
She wore a green tie-dye effect dress with a V-neckline and racy cut-outs that flashed her hips. Ella’s long hair was worn in a sleek style that tumbled over her shoulders while it appears at first glance she’d gone barefoot – but she was actually wearing stylish see-through heels.
“I’ll just let my fit talk,” she wrote on Sunday evening.
Dhakota’s 39,000 followers were quick to praise the photos, many stating she “looks fantastic”.
“You look amazing in that outfit sweetie,” one said.
“Ur looking fantastic as always ur smile brings light in the world,” another wrote.
As another added: “Wow love this color on you.”
The positive feedback comes less than a fortnight after Dhakota opened up about her secret battle with online trolls.
“I’ve never once addressed fat shaming because I cbf [can’t be f***ed] even giving it the energy,” she wrote on an Instagram Stories at the time. “But these people online have been calling me fat since I was about 9-years-old and I’m fed up.”
Dhakota went on to ask her almost 39,000 followers to “imagine” what that would have been like for a young child – adding the comments would often leave her “crying”.
“That’s 12 years of me having to see people comment on my body,” she continued.
“It’s such a shame that I’ve had to learn not to give af**k instead of people having to learn to be nice.
“This is a child we’re talking about, teaching herself not to [care] because of nasty people, not these grown adults teaching themselves to be decent humans.”
Alongside her lengthy post was a screenshot of a “nasty” comment, left on a photo of Dhakota posted before her birthday in March, wearing an orange cut-out dress.
“Maybe with that frame you should stick to just the entree,” it read, a slur the young woman responded to in her post.
“Sorry we’re built like women around here, not pre-pubescent children like some of these weirdos want you to look like,” she said.
“Women have thighs, hips, boobs and are built in all different shapes and sizes.
“Body shaming in 2022 is not cool and never was.”
She ended her post by stating if her body was the only thing online trolls could criticize then “I’m doing good”.
Earlier in the year, Dhakota celebrated her milestone 21st birthday by sharing a topless picture alongside her mum Roberta and a friend.
In the image, she can be seen holding a balloon featuring the words “Birthday Princess”, captioning the snap: “Birthday suit.”
The photo was shared the day after she celebrated with an all-pink affair at Melbourne’s ritzy Emerson rooftop club back.
The party included a personalized cocktail list, colored treats and a giant wall feature covered with balloons.
Friends and family could choose to drink a “Pisces SZN” (Chambord Margarita) or “Birthday Baby” (espresso martini), while gold-flecked paddle pops engraved with “Dhakota” were also on offer.
Dhakota regularly shares snippets of her life in Melbourne, including glamorous nights out and racy selfies on social media.
She has grown up in the public eye after her gangland father was murdered when she was just 10 years old.
Williams was serving a 35-year sentence for the murder of three men when he was beaten to death with the stem of an exercise bike by another inmate.
His death came shortly after he agreed to provide information to police in exchange for concessions from the authorities.
Williams helped police by providing valuable intelligence and leads relating to a number of unsolved murder cases.
Prior to his imprisonment, he was a key figure in Melbourne’s gangland war, which resulted in the deaths of 36 criminal figures between 1998 and 2010.