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Alec Baldwin's daughter has defended his outspoken nature.

The Orphans star's 17-year-old daughter Ireland - whom he regrettably called a "rude, thoughtless, little pig" during a voice mail rant six years ago - has praised him for making changes to his life and insists she is not "seeking fame by association" by trying to carve out a career as a model.

In an open letter posted on her Tumblr blog on Monday, Ireland addressed her critics and wrote: "Just like almost all of you, my dad has made some mistakes in the past.

"He has spoken out of place, he has let his temper get the best of him, and he has reacted towards things in ways he shouldn't have.

"I get hateful replies and threats regarding mistakes of my dad's past. This isn't fair.

"I had nothing to do with anything that happened back then, so I don't fully understand why I am being targeted. More importantly, my dad has moved on.

"He recognised that he needed to change, so he made changes. He is now healthy, happily married with a baby on the way. He moved on, so why can't you?

"I am proud to be my parents' daughter, but I don't want to forever be known as 'that rude, thoughtless, little pig' or 'Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's kid'."

The blonde beauty also hit back at her haters, who write "many hateful emails, Twitter replies, and comments on gossip websites about me and my parents".

She said she finds it tough to be constantly compared to her actress mother Kim.

"I have battled many different struggles with self-esteem and body-image issues," Ireland said.

"Modelling can really help you feel beautiful. I also get compared to my mum quite a bit and this is where I bridge into the point of this whole post.

"I am not my parents. My mum is one of the most beautiful women in the world.

"She is petite and fragile, and I am fit and ... more to love. I have a booty, she has a thigh gap.

"As she emerged from her teen years, she developed an angular face and striking cheekbones. I am still a teen making my way out of my awkward phase.

"I am still trying to figure this whole thing out."

The West Australian

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