Rosie Mercado I Lost 240 Pounds ... And People Said 'Kill Yourself'

10/14/2016 6:49 AM PDT

Rosie Mercado Lost 240 Pounds

EXCLUSIVE

Model Rosie Mercado went from 410 lbs to 170, but rather than celebrate her fitness ... she says people have told her to jump off a bridge over it.

We got Rosie at LAX where she reflected on her incredible weight loss. You can tell she's happy and excited about the change -- even though some of her fans do NOT feel the same way. 

Check out the clip -- Rosie shared the crazy level of hate she's been getting. Seriously. You're about to see how mad people get over someone else's happiness. Translation: welcome to show biz.