Tori Jenkins who was swimming in a pool at her apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee was then ordered to pose for photos in her one-piece to show how 'inappropriate' it was.
Jenkins has garnered the sympathy from many who heard her story after Jenkins's boyfriend Tyler Newman posted the story and pictures of his 'humiliated' girlfriend on Facebook.
'I'd just like to say on my own behalf that I'm really amazed by all of the overwhelming support I've received,' Jenkins wrote on her Facebook page, after her story had been shared close to 18,000 times.
'Thank you all, you really don't know how much it means to me. It hasn't even been that long since it happened but I can tell you that I've felt really shitty about myself since. Being distracted by friends and work and your wonderful comments have made this process a whole lot easier. '
Jenkins had been swimming at the pool at the Smoking Cross Apartments with five of her friends and her boyfriend for just three minutes when the leasing consultant said her 'thong bathing suit' was inappropriate.
The consultant then called her to his office and told her to pose for pictures so she could see the problem herself.
'I know what I look like, I bought this myself, it's not a thong,' Jenkins responded.
The consultant then accused her of misunderstanding the situation because she didn't have kids herself and said he wouldn't want her around his own kids.
He then said that a normal bathing suit 'covers the whole butt'.
Many on social media expressed their outrage at how Jenkins was treated and encouraged her to appreciate her body despite the consultant's critique.
Tara Mash said: 'You look amazing! I'm so sorry people can be such a-holes! You didn't deserve anything that happened to you that day.
' I hope you won't let that awful woman's words change the way you view yourself or your body. Hugs to you!!