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(Below are celebrities who have announced they have an eating disorder.)

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Karla Alvarez: Karla Alvarez's death was confirmed to be the result of a cardiac arrest while the 41-year-old actress was battling bulimia and anorexia. The soap star's tragic and untimely death is reminiscent of the prevalence of eating disorders among celebrities, who are under constant public scrutiny and are forced to maintain a public image that is often in line with an unrealistic body image.

Isabella Caro: French model who made shocking billboards against anorexia in Italy.

Karen Carpenter (music): I went on a water diet to lose weight and, as she said, to look more attractive. Even after losing 20 pounds, she continued to diet until she died at the age of 32. She died of cardiac arrest due to anorexia.

Nikki Grahame dies aged 38 after battling anorexia. She was an English television personality, model, author, and Big Brother UK contestant.

Heidi Günther (ballet dancer): After being told by a theater company that she was overweight at 170 cm and 48 kg, she developed an eating disorder. She collapsed and died at age 22 due to complications from her eating disorder.

Margaux Hemmingway: actress, model, suffered from bulimia

Christy Henrich (gymnast): In 1988, a US judge told Christy that she needed to lose weight to make the Olympic team. She died at age 22 of multiple organ failure secondary to anorexia.

Leila Pahlavi: The youngest daughter of the late Iranian Shah stole prescriptions from her doctor's desk to indulge her deadly addiction to barbiturates, an inquest revealed yesterday. Princess Leila Pahlavi, 31, died alone in her suite at a London hotel after taking medicine and cocaine. She was found in bed, her body ravaged by years of anorexia and bulimia.

Luisel Ramos: (born April 12, 1984 – August 2, 2006) was a Uruguayan model. At 9:15 pm on August 2, 2006, Ramos died of heart failure caused by anorexia nervosa while attending a fashion show during Fashion Week in Montevideo, Uruguay. Ramos felt sick walking down the catwalk and passed out on the way back to the dressing room. She died at age 22. Ramos' father told police that she had not eaten for "several days". It was reported that she had adopted a diet of lettuce and Diet Coke in the three months before her death. After Ramos' death, Madrid Fashion Week (September 2006) established a minimum BMI of 18 for all models. In December of this year, Italian fashion designers banned size zero models from walking their catwalks. On February 13, 2007, Luisel's sister, 18-year-old Eliana Ramos, also a model, died at her grandparents' home in Montevideo from an apparent heart attack believed to be related to malnutrition.

Ana Carolina Reston: Brazilian model, starved to death in 2006.

Theresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo (December 3, 1963 – March 31, 2005): Her Doctor Failed to Recognize and Diagnose Bulimia

Anne Sexton: American poet Anne Sexton (1928-1974), who was sexually abused in childhood and committed suicide at age 46, suffered from anorexia and depression.

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Who are the famous celebrities who have spoken publicly about their suffering with eating disorders?

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Paula Abdul: Dancer, choreographer and singer Paula Abdul (American Idol judge) was struggling with bulimia in 1994 and decided to be seen at a health clinic. Her negative feelings about her own body image started at the age of seven, when she started dancing. but she "didn't manifest into a full blown eating disorder until I was in high school". Today, Paula Abdul is the spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. Paula speaks boldly about her own past struggles in hopes of encouraging young women to take the scary but necessary steps to seek help. "It's one of the hardest things to talk about and it's one of the hardest disorders to treat because it's not black or white. Eating disorders really have nothing to do with food, it's about feelings.”

Lauren Alaina: American Idol alum Lauren Alaina acknowledges her battle with bulimia. "I really wanted to be thin." In a recent video interview with Time magazine, she spoke candidly about how she overcame the eating disorder she had for five years. "I was really struggling with the weight," she says. "I'm not a heavy person. I'm super insecure, for whatever reason. I've struggled with eating disorders and serious issues for the last five years. I had bulimia for a few years. I was really sick. I feel like I don't even know this person. I got really thin and still not happy."

Olly Alexander: Talks about past struggles with eating disorders, self-injury and the journey to wellness. "I was struggling with my sexuality, my parents were getting divorced and I wanted to punish myself."

Lily Allen: Singer and model has been open about her bulimia.

Maria Conchita Alonso: Actress and beauty pageant winner Maria Conchita Alonso, the first international contemporary Latino superstar, recently began talking about her battle with bulimia. She battled the disease for nearly a decade, which resulted in damage to her esophagus and teeth, and eventually sought help for self-destructive syndrome. With the help of a balanced diet, exercise and a doctor who specializes in eating disorders, Maria learned to manage her condition. She is also sharing her story with audiences across the country in hopes of helping millions of people struggling with eating disorders.

Christine Alt: Model Christine Alt (Carol Alt's sister) developed an eating disorder under pressure from modeling agencies and clients to lose weight. "I think half the women in the world who are plus sized wouldn't be if they never went on a diet."

Magali Amadei: Magali Amadei has appeared on the covers of fashion magazines. She has been in TV commercials, billboards and even movies! With all that success, you would think that she would have a lot of confidence. But Magali had suffered from bulimia for many years.

Fiona Apple: Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple became anorexic after she was raped outside her mother's home when she was 12. She says she was anorexic not because she wanted to be thin, but as a reaction to the rape. She also admitted to engaging in self-harming behavior in the past.

Schuyler Bailar: 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl plays Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailar, who may be the first openly transgender male athlete to compete in an NCAA Division I men's sport. Just two years ago, Schuyler Bailar was one of the fastest swimmers in the country - a breaststroke champion with an excellent academic record who was visited by Ivy League swim coaches. Schuyler's first choice was Harvard, and as luck would have it, the Harvard women's swim team needed a breaststroke swimmer. Schuyler was offered an opening and what appeared to be a perfect match was found. Schuyler was depressed as a young girl and suffered from eating disorders.

Imogen Bailey: She was considered one of Australia's sexiest models, but the actress recently revealed her battle with anorexia and how healthy she is now.

Hilaria Baldwin: Wife of Alec Baldwin, discovered her love of Latin ballroom dancing as a teenager, but as she became more involved in professional acting, she struggled with an eating disorder. The yoga teacher and mother of three describes her struggles with anorexia and bulimia in her new book, The Living Clearly Method. ​“Without realizing it, I started moving away from the playful connection to movement I enjoyed as a child and toward a different, darker kind of dynamic: pushing my body to the limit and commanding it to push through pain or fatigue to work.” Baldwin, 32, writes. Her body was already on edge by the time Baldwin entered college at New York University. "A long, fiery battle with anorexia and bulimia began to take hold of me," she says. "When I was 20 years old, my 5ft 7in body weighed at least 20 pounds. Under a healthy weight. My fingernails were brittle, my hair was falling out, my periods stopped and my energy was drained. I felt miserable and wanted so much to feel better .” Fortunately, Baldwin discovered yoga, which helped her break out of anxiety. But while the practice initially reduced Baldwin's stress, she soared through the ranks to become a yoga teacher and open her own studio - and found herself, once again. "I wish I could say everything went well from that point on, but sometimes things have to get a lot worse before they get better," says Baldwin. "While I've helped so many others, I still haven't listened to my body. Exceptionally long days became my reality; Skipping meals was a given.”

Kelsea Ballerini: During this period of her life, Ballerini reveals that she struggled with an eating disorder. In the years that followed, the singer took diet pills, exercised excessively and struggled with bulimia. "My parents just got divorced, and I think for me it was a source of control."

Gary Barlow: Gary Barlow is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer of the British pop group Take That. Barlow was also a head judge on The X Factor UK in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and Let It Shine in 2017. In 2003, Gary hit rock bottom at 17 stone and a pound, which led him to see a doctor about his obesity . In a desperate attempt to continue binge eating, Gary became bulimic. He says, "I thought I know what I'm capable of, I can eat with everybody, I can serve the food, have a great time, drink as much as I want." find the farthest place from my wife's room and I can go in there and get rid of everything. "And I thought that was really clever. And then, of course, the one becomes five times bigger, and then you realize there's no future for it."

Ireland Basinger-Baldwin: Ireland Basinger-Baldwin is the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger has opened up about her past struggles with anorexia. "As a young girl I struggled with many eating disorders and body issues and it took me a long time to find self love and acceptance!" the model wrote. "Believe me, all the pain and destruction I caused myself wasn't worth it. Love yourself!! You're beautiful!! Enjoy your food. Eat ice cream with your friends! Exercise and eat healthy to take care of yourself! of your mind and body, but find your healthy balance! Life is too short."

The Barbie Twins: Pinup and model sisters Sia and Shane Barbi - known as the Barbi Twins - struggled with anorexia and bulimia. The sisters have written a book about their struggle with an eating disorder (Barbie Twins - Dying To Be Healthy: Millennium Dieting and Nutrition) and visit schools and colleges to raise awareness about eating disorders.

Justine Bateman: Former 'Family Ties' actress Justine Bateman struggled with bulimia. Justine is now a recovery activist and occasionally speaks at eating disorder support groups about her experiences with an eating disorder.

Vanessa Bauer: The Dancing On Ice beauty has bravely opened up about her battle with eating disorders and admitted she struggled with mental health issues after being labeled 'fat' at the age of 13.

Amanda Beard: US Olympic gold medal swimmer and 7 medal winner, spoke candidly about her battle with eating disorders. She revealed that she suffered from bulimia. It all started after Beard won her first gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics when she was just 14 years old.

Stephanie Beatriz: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress has written a personal essay about what at first seems like a very typical obsession with food and exercise, but is actually a rarely talked about eating disorder.

Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice of the Spice Girls) has publicly admitted to struggling with an eating disorder in the early days of the Spice Girls, after years "in denial". "I was pretty obsessed. I mean, I could tell you the fat content and the calorie content of absolutely anything," she told ABC's 20/20 in 2003. As a Spice Girl, Victoria was under a lot of pressure from management to lose weight and stay thin. Beckham also said bandmate Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) encouraged her and Melanie C (Sporty Spice) to exercise and consume liquid meal replacements. Victoria eventually began to binge eat, and in one passage in her autobiography, she describes eating 10 bowls of cereal in one sitting. In her book Learning To Fly, which also includes many photos of the star, Victoria talks about her obsession with her appearance and describes her illness.

Kate Beckinsale: Actress Kate Beckinsale struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager before deciding to pursue acting as a career. She has spoken openly about her eating problem in interviews. With the support of her family and therapy, Kate was able to recover from her anorexia. "People keep asking me about it, but I don't want to be famous because I was once anorexic."

Bianca Belair: NXT wrestling superstar Bianca Belair has been candid about her struggles with bulimia, depression and attempted suicide in college. "I ended up having this obsession with food, where I would overeat at night and gain all this weight. Then the coaches told me, 'We need Bianca from high school.' Instead of seeking help, I started throwing up my food again."

Catherine Bell: 'JAG' actress Catherine Bell has struggled with an eating disorder in the past.

Alexis Bellino: reality TV star of The Real Housewives of Orange County. “I suffered from anorexia and bulimia.

Troian Bellisario struggled with eating disorders and self-harm as a teenager. Actress Troian Bellisario has revealed that she struggled with an eating disorder and self-harm issues as a teenager. The Pretty Little Liars star explains that the pressure she felt to be perfect led to destructive behavior. She told Seventeen magazine: "I was the youngest child, the perfect little girl. My school was a very intensive college preschool. So it was about trying to please my mom and dad and being perfect for everyone." I just thought that if I (my parents) expressed sadness or anger or anything that was wrong with me, they would reject me. I bottled up a lot and it turned into self-destructive behavior. "I withheld food or didn't go out with my friends, depending on how school was going that day. Being a teenager is tricky because you kind of stand out, but you're not an adult. You fight with your parents for responsibility and freedom.” “I didn't know what was right and what was wrong, so I guess I created this bizarre system of checks and balances to bring order to my world. But it really backfired.” Troian Bellisario was candid about her experiences with anorexia while appearing on the PSA for the ATTN content network in November. In it, the Pretty Little Liars actress described how she was a happy, carefree child when "I suddenly felt this inability to interact with people and support myself." : "To be honest, because I have such a complicated history with eating, my biggest daily struggle is making sure I stay healthy," even if you're several years into your recovery, whereas some people might just forget to eat or be busy too much to eat, it's taking a toll on my mental state and is linked to some really unhealthy habits." Bellisario says she needs to be careful, "eat healthy and regularly to have a good relationship with food." She also tries to "make it time for meal a social activity not just a protein bar sticking my face in the dark just to make sure I have gas.” That, she says, is her biggest struggle for well-being.Troian Bellisario, from 'Pretty Little Liars', said she suffers from anorexia and also injured herself: "It was about wanting to please my mom and dad and being perfect for everyone." "I just thought that if I expressed sadness [to my parents] or anger or anything that was happening to me, they would deny me. I felt that sadness and thought that if people really knew what goes on inside me, they wouldn't wanting to hang out with me. So I tried to keep it light and fun. I got stuck [because of my eating disorder and self-harm] and it was something I struggled with."

Alexa Bliss / Lexi Kaufman: WWE's smallest competitor quickly became one of the biggest stars in the women's division and has been the SmackDown Women's Champion for the past 50 days, ever since defeating Becky Lynch at TLC. "I went through that first in high school. So when I got into College Cheer, we had a very strict training schedule that we had to follow. And I had just recovered from my first eating disorder. We had to sign up for cardio. , BOD PODs [a measure of muscle versus fat in the body], the things athletes are supposed to do. But it reignited everything for me. I went from 120 pounds to 80 pounds in about six weeks. That was the main reason I left Akron. It was after a football game. I was still in my uniform. I told my coach I had to go home and get help. I checked into Nationwide Children's Hospital [in Columbus] and the doctors were amazing and helped me through overcoming everything. It was a difficult period, but it also made me the person I am today.”

Russell Brand has revealed that he started bingeing and urinating when he was 11 years old. "It was really unusual in boys, quite embarrassing. But I found it euphoric," he said. As an adult, the bulimia briefly returned and reflects, Brand believes, that it was "a matter of getting out of myself and isolation, of feeling inadequate and uncomfortable."

Jordana Brewster is an American actress and model. She shares her history with eating disorders. Within the first year of our marriage, I started to binge eat and developed an eating disorder.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook: Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor talks about battling body dysmorphia. But just because she has great genes doesn't mean Brinkley-Cook doesn't have negative thoughts about her looks. Fortunately, she also points out in an Instagram post that she's learning to accept all imperfections.

Mika Brzezinski: MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke about her own struggle with exercise bulimia, an eating disorder characterized by overeating and overtraining to burn off the calories.

Candace Cameron Bure, DJ Tanner says in "Full House" that she contracted bulimia when she moved to Montreal with her husband, who is a hockey player. Bure spoke in an interview with "Omg! Insider” about her eating disorder. In the interview, she said that, as a child actress, she grew up without eating disorders thanks to her parents and the producers of "Full House". food as a comforter after she married Valeri Bure in 1996 and moved to Montreal, where he played with the Canadians. "It was clearly not a healthy way to do things," she said. comfort in my relationship with God, not in food."

Amanda Bynes: An American actress, singer, and fashion designer who claims to have an eating disorder.

Melanie C: also known as Melanie Chisholm, the singer known worldwide as Sporty Spice was not the image of happiness she exuded as a member of the Spice Girls. Chisholm remembers: “I joined the Spice Girls when I was 20 and it was a crazy time. I developed an eating disorder." She explained: "I was in the spotlight, I was constantly photographed and I started to become self-conscious about my body image." Chisholm says she denied her condition "for a long time" but wanted to get well and underwent various forms of therapy to overcome her eating issues. Today she has a healthy relationship with food. Self-care and healing is true female power.

Dove Cameron: Dove Cameron rose to stardom on the Disney Channel series Liv and Maddie. "I've never said this before, but I had such a bad case of anorexia. I was so bad in that hole that sometimes I wouldn't eat for days. But it was because I thought I had to be absolutely small to be loved. I really thought I had to. to be as thin as possible to be loved, appreciated and good enough." It was watching these young stars unknowingly pass on their own unhealthy tendencies to their young fans that eventually led to Dove seeking help looking for her nourishment. disorder. "They used to tell little girls that if they just watched what they ate and what they ran, this is how they would look, and this is how they should look, and that's the picture of health. It upset me so much personally. That's a blatant lie That's not okay. That's not a role model. I realized that if I wanted to be a role model, I had to live like the girls I needed when I was young.

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Aaron Carter: Talk about your health. The 29-year-old singer posted a series of tweets describing his battle with a hiatal hernia, which he called "a terrible stressful condition that affects my appetite" and "an eating disorder".

Michelle Carter: At one point in her life, she struggled with an eating disorder which had a significant impact on many aspects of her life.

Richa Chadha: Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has revealed that she struggled with bulimia and has opened up about feeling pressured to look a certain way for her film roles. In a TEDx talk, the 29-year-old star of the likes of Masaan and Gangs of Wasseypur said her "confidence started to wane" when asked to "gain weight, then lose weight, fix my nose and puff up my lips". "I've been told to gain weight, then lose weight, fix my nose and blow my lips, get my boobs done, lose puppy fat, grow my hair long or cut it, get highlights or fake eyelash extensions, squat a booty bigger, getting fake gel nails, walking in high heels, wearing spanx, sulking when I talk, concentrating on dilating my pupils and listening carefully. I collapsed under the pressure like a wrecking ball had hit me", Chadha said. the film industry's "best kept secret", said Chadha, calling bulimia the "Big B". don't turn the male gaze on yourself."

Emma Chamberlain: Emma has spoken openly about how growing up on social media negatively affected her confidence and ultimately created an ongoing eating disorder. Since then, she has vowed never to use photo-editing software like Facetune again, and refuses to promote weight-loss products to her young audience.

Kasey Chambers: The Australian country singer revealed she had an eating disorder brought on by the stress of trying to keep up with her successful music career.

Greyson Chance: Opens the struggle with an eating disorder. The singer is releasing a song, "I'm Done Being Bad To Myself," about his eating disorder.

Arielle Charnas: American fashion blogger, designer and influencer with a large following on Instagram and other social networks. She discussed sharing her eating disorder because she didn't want her story to be a trigger for someone who suffered from an eating disorder worse than her or at all.

Chloe Cherry: The rising star, who plays Faye in Euphoria, has revealed that she developed an eating disorder while working in the adult film industry.

Melanie Chisholm: Singer Melanie Chisholm (Melanie C - ex-Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls) has publicly admitted to suffering from an eating disorder and depression. Throughout her time with the Spice Girls, Melanie alternated between starvation and excessive exercise. "My mom assumed my tiny body was a result of being busy with the band and exercising regularly."

Kelly Clarkson: The 'American Idol' winner battled bulimia for six months until friends discovered her secret and begged her to seek help.

Lily Cole: She is an actress in the film about anorexia. She has been candid in the past about her struggle with eating disorders as a teenager. "It's actually the first feature film to be made about eating disorders and I'm really proud to be a part of it to keep it entertaining in a way but also informative."

Caralyn Collar: Regional Emmy Award-winning actress with a background and experience in film, television, theater, and musical theater. She is also a singer, dancer and excellent athlete. An anorexia survivor and a renowned blogger on eating disorders.

Judy Collins: Singer Judy Collins burst onto the scene in the 1960s and is still going strong, even earning a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Always open-minded, she has a memoir titled Cravings: How I Conquered Food (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), in which she writes about overcoming alcoholism and an eating disorder. She was bulimic for 11 years until the early 1980s.

Michelle Collins: EastEnders and Corrie actress Michelle Collins reveals her battle with anorexia and bulimia began when she was rejected from 12 acting schools as a teenager. The soap opera legend says it's important to be open about her eating disorders, as she admits she got so sick she was mistaken for a heroin addict.

Lily Collins: Lily has been open about her eating disorders. The actress and daughter of musician Phil Collins, who plays a woman being treated for anorexia in the new drama To The Bone, says she suffered from eating disorders as a teenager. Lily Collins added that sharing her struggles with anorexia as a teenager felt "one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life".

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Eugenia Cooney: She is a YouTube influencer who has been open about her struggles with an eating disorder and its treatment.

Katie Couric: Couric, famous talk show host, revealed that she has had her own battles with bulimia. "I struggled with bulimia through college and for two years afterward," she said, describing the guilt she felt when she ate a single cookie or chewed gum that wasn't sugar-free. It all started, she said, when she found out that she had been rejected from the college she most wanted to attend. Couric was a likely candidate for an eating disorder. "Like many young women, I struggled with my body image," she said, "and felt like I wasn't good enough, attractive enough, or thin enough." not that cultural ideal that identified her as "six feet tall and 115 pounds." It can be really hard to embrace the body you have when it doesn't measure up. Women are praised for being super thin, so you keep fighting for it.” She said her disorder had "diminished" over the years. "Some periods were worse than others when I was drinking and driving a lot," she said. "I ate some gum that wasn't sugar free and thought, 'Oh! I was nauseous and then I felt so bad I had to eat it and throw up. It was awful.' I'm describing something that so many people have gone through or are going through," she noted, "and it's so damaging, both mentally and physically."

Laura Crane: Love Island contestant Laura Crane has opened up about her own past experiences with an eating disorder. "An eating disorder is a mental illness, it gets you down and it shows... So you just keep at it. It's hard to let go, but once you do, you get your life back."

Amanda Crew: A dynamic actress famous for her role in Silicon Valley, Crew is a voice for those suffering from eating disorders - including 30 million Americans of all ages and genders. Crew became involved with Project Heal, which helps people with eating disorders access treatment, when she realized that staying silent about her eating disorder in her 20s was only hurting herself. “I know there is a stigma around eating disorders. There's a misunderstanding, and I'm afraid if people knew this about me, they wouldn't label me as the self-obsessed actress who wanted to be super thin and took it too far. That's The stigma is so damaging to people who struggle with it and who keep it a secret and suffer in silence when they don't have to." I realized that by not talking about my journey, I was just furthering that narrative. And then, in the year In the past, I decided that I didn't want to keep this a secret anymore and I wanted to use my platform forever and that I wanted to talk about it.

Whitney Cummings: Talks About Her Eating Disorder In New 2017 Memoir: "It never occurred to me that I had an eating disorder, even though I ate Twizzlers and Diet Sunkist almost exclusively without sugar," she said.

Charli D'Amelio: Be honest with your fans. The TikTok star revealed on her Instagram Story that she is struggling with an eating disorder.

Nina Davuluri: Miss New York 2013, then Miss America 2013 - Davuluri herself has been open about her struggle with bulimia in college, telling that while it would be nice to win the Miss America crown, that's her true goal insists on consuming its public platform to promote healthy eating and realistic standards of beauty. She said even her family struggled to understand her illness.

Shane Dawson: Two years ago, the 28-year-old first spoke on camera about his body dysmorphic disorder. From the age of 18 to 20, Shane was consumed with the idea of ​​losing weight and getting rid of excess skin. He constantly saw himself as bigger than he really was, driving him into a dark depression. In the video where he revealed his past struggles, the YouTuber gets emotional about how tired he is of caring so much about his body and weight. Shane has since started seeing a therapist and continues to learn to love himself for who he really is.

Sandra Dee: Model and actress Sandra Dee struggled with an eating disorder and drinking problem for decades. "I had anorexia for many years - before people knew what it was - they didn't even have a name for it at the time."

Gabriella "Gabi" Demartino: The actress and author also struggled with anorexia and bulimia.

Niki DeMartino: Talks about coping with an eating disorder. The vlogger took to social media to share her story with fans.

Lily-Rose Depp: The daughter of actor Johnny Depp admitted in an October 2016 interview that she suffered from anorexia as a young girl, but it's still a daily struggle for her to stay healthy.

Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée: aka Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland: 'I had to stop pushing myself': Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden reveals her teenage battle with anorexia was the result of pressure, aged 18 real to take on duties. Heiress admits she put a lot of pressure on herself after taking on a public role. She received treatment in the United States, where she learned to set boundaries. However, she admitted that she has not overcome her penchant for perfectionism, but now sees it as a positive, as it spurs her on to do what is best for her country.

Susan Dey: Actress Susan Dey struggled with anorexia and bulimia. Susan was so underweight and malnourished that she stopped having periods and her fingers turned orange from eating almost nothing but carrots.

Diana, Princess of Wales: Princess Diana struggled with an eating disorder and also admitted that she used to self-harm. The following is an excerpt from an interview with Princess Diana about her battle with bulimia-“I had bulimia for several years. And this is like a secret disease. and you think you are not worthy or valuable. You fill your stomach four or five times a day - some even more - and it gives you a sense of comfort. It's like you have a pair of arms around you, but it's temporary, temporary. Then the bloated stomach disgusts you, and then you bring it all back. And it's a repetitive pattern that is very destructive for you.” Diana also admitted in a television interview that she intentionally cut her arms and legs and threw herself down stairs more than once.

Jessie Diggins: Some of the personality traits — toughness, pain tolerance, persistence — that helped Minnesota Nordic Ski Champion Jessie Diggins win gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang were the same traits that fueled the eating disorder that once threatened to take hold of her put a stop to her athletic career "I'm a Type A, self-described perfectionist," Diggins said. "I always wanted to be perfect. Growing up, I wanted to get perfect grades, play really good sports and play the violin without making mistakes. I wanted to give 100% in all areas of my life. That makes me good at cross-country skiing, but it also puts me at risk... I talked a lot about my eating disorder and I didn't hide it from the coaches," she said. "It helped me get help."

Kate Dillon: Model Kate Dillon battled anorexia for seven years while working as a print and runway model. Despite being underweight, the photographers told her to lose a little more weight. She stopped modeling for a while and worked on her body image and recovery. Kate is now a plus-size model and a spokesperson for an eating disorder organization. I love my body.” … “I did better as a 'tall' girl than most 'thin' girls did as skinny models, so it was amazing. But what's even more amazing is that I did it on my own terms."

Jaiden Dittfach / Jaiden Animations: A YouTube animator who suffered from eating disorders for most of her teenage and young adult life.Every day she refused to eat, even when people offered her food. After getting a high-level view of her issues, she decided to speak out on her YouTube channel, Jaiden Animations.

Grayson Dolan: I have struggled with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia for the last few years of my life. I've gone through many ups and downs with my disorders, but I found a regimen that helped me through them and ultimately made my life much, much better.

Elisa Donovan: Actress Elisa Donovan (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch, Clueless) suffered from an eating disorder in the past.

Glennon Doyle Melton: Born in Burke, Virginia, Glennon Doyle struggled with bulimia and addiction growing up and shared his experience in his 2013 TEDx talk, Lessons from the Mental Hospital, which has been viewed more than 3.4 million times .

Hilary Duff: She once suffered from anorexia and ended up becoming very skinny.

Michelle Duggar: Of 19 children on TLC and counting - Mother of all 19 in the Duggar clan, struggled with an eating disorder during her teens.

Christopher Eccleston: Discussed his lifelong battle with anorexia and how his children became his purpose in life after a breakdown.

Danny Edge: YouTuber Danny Edge breaks with the cultural assumption that men are not insecure and that they rarely have eating disorders.

Vera-Ellen: The Internet Movie Database describes this 1940s actress as having "a lithe, lovely look" that "brought to life some of the most extraordinary dance moves ever captured on film". Known for having "the smallest waist in Hollywood", Vera-Ellen performed alongside the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelley before illness (perhaps exacerbated by her anorexia) and other influences ended her career while she was still in the family home. thirty.

Eminem, Marshall Mathers: Rapper Eminem has revealed he developed an eating disorder after returning from rehab for a pill addiction and taking to compulsive exercise to lose weight. He admits, "I woke up in the morning and before I went to the studio, I ran eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I came home and ran another eight and a half." His obsession with losing weight and burning calories ended up causing him physical injuries, and luckily, he managed to recover from this obsession.

Sally Field: Actress Sally Field has struggled with an eating disorder in the past. Sally began her three-year battle with anorexia and bulimia in her 20s. "Everybody was Twiggy back then but me."

Robb Flynn: MACHINE HEAD vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn appears in a new episode of Revolver's "Rise Above" and discusses his past struggles with self-harm, bulimia and drug/alcohol abuse. Flynn experienced the worst in the early stages of Machine Head's career, and eventually sought therapy, channeling much of the ensuing emotional turmoil into the band's 1999 release, The Burning Red.

Jessica Brown Findlay: Mrs. Findlay, who stars in Hulu's new drama Harlots, is open about her eating disorder, which she has suffered from since she was a teenager. "I've had an eating disorder since I was 14," the 27-year-old told Downton Abbey. There will come a time when these are no longer the rules, and then we can have a mature conversation about what's at stake and about depression. Findlay admitted that she used to be afraid to speak publicly about her condition, but now she hopes it will help others get the help they need. "If you're lucky enough to speak up and be heard, it can be helpful to other people," she said. "The more we have bold discussions like this in the future, the easier it will be to talk about things and the less alone we will feel. It certainly makes me feel less alone."

Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff: Cricket legend Freddie Flintoff has opened up about his previous battle with bulimia. Freddie said that he used to throw up as a "quick fix". "It's something that happened. I was in my early twenties and had gained a little weight and wanted a quick fix. "Then I started getting sick to lose weight and before I knew it, it became a habit."

Calista Flockhart: Actress Calista Flockhart has admitted after years of denying that she struggled with anorexia while filming the TV show 'Ally McBeal'. "I started eating too little, exercising too much, pushing myself too hard and brutalizing my immune system."

Jane Fonda: Award-winning actress Jane Fonda revealed a few years ago that she had been secretly suffering from bulimia since she was 12 and had been battling anorexia and bulimia for 30 years. Jane was one of the first Hollywood actresses to break the silence and speak openly about eating disorders and work to raise awareness of anorexia and bulimia. In her autobiography, My Life So Far, Jane speaks honestly about her 30-year battle with eating disorders.

Meredith Foster: A beauty and lifestyle blogger who was accused of having an eating disorder has now spoken openly about her battle with body dysmorphia.

Bethenny Frankel: Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel overcame a painful and destructive childhood to have a successful career and happy family life. She is the author of the book Naturally Thin. She suffered from anorexia and bulimia from a young age.

Cynthia French: Singer, songwriter and editor Cynthia French has struggled with eating disorders in the past and has begun traveling the country speaking publicly about her experiences with eating disorders and how she overcame them. Cynthia has written a book called Humanville, a spiritual romance about a young woman trying to be a famous singer who also struggles with bulimia and anorexia.

Anna Freud: The daughter of Sigmund Freud, who was also a psychotherapist, documented that she struggled with anorexia at a young age.

Jamie Gabrielle: The Bachelor star talks about her mental health and how it's affecting her physical appearance. She says: "Yes, I exercised, but the truth is, I struggle with an eating disorder, anxiety and depression.

Lady Gaga: born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. The singer said she has struggled with bulimia and anorexia since she was 15. She launched a subsection on her website titled "The Body Revolution" to encourage her fans to love themselves and promote a positive body image.

Lilian Garcia: Lilián Annette Garcia is a Spanish former broadcaster and singer, best known for her time in WWE. During her first tenure with WWE, she became the first WWE Diva to stay with the promotion for ten years. Lilian Garcia opened up about her battle with bulimia, the first time she was signed to WWE, her first wrestling memory. It was crazy... Anyway, that was the day I threw up blood and said, "I need help." So I went to get help and thank goodness for the guy, he was very quick to help me, patient but it still lingers with me over the years and when I say delay you become an episode to have. It triggers, you throw up and then you're 'ugh' and then you're clean for a while and then you have an episode and that's it for a couple of years."

Zina Garrison: Once drew admiration on the tennis courts. Despite finishing in the top five and even winning an Olympic gold medal, Zina struggled for years to conquer bulimia. After the divorce, she returned to the binge and purge issues that had plagued her for so long. Now she's pushing herself to reach her weight loss goals and learn what really makes a healthy diet. "Everyone has something to deal with," Zina pointed out. “The difference is that people choose not to deal with it, or they can be very skinny and still have problems. Society often makes it seem like you're healthy because you're short, and that's not true."

Greta Gleissner: Mrs. Gleissner thought that pursuing her dream of becoming a Rockette in New York City would help her overcome her eating disorder. In her book Something Spectacular, she recounts how her bulimia only got worse.

Gracie Gold: US figure skating champion and Olympic medalist Gracie Gold is retiring from the Figure Skating Grand Prix next month as she is being treated for anxiety, depression and an eating disorder.

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Tracy Gold: Actress Tracey Gold suffered from an eating disorder and was diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 12. She sought treatment and recovered in just a few months. But at age 19, in 1988, she had a relapse and returned to the cycle of anorexia. Tracey eventually recovered and resumed her acting career, which had been negatively impacted by her eating disorder. In 1994, Tracey played a young woman suffering from anorexia in the TV movie For the Love of Nancy, based on the true story of anorexic Nancy Walsh. She also played Carol Seaver on Growing Pains.

Jackie Goldschneider: Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider explained, "I'm really proud to come out the other side because it was so tough," she says. "It's really not a way of life. It's terrible. It was absolutely horrible. And I hope I can help people like me who usually just suffer in silence. Because I wish I knew that one day I would get over it. I was always afraid that I would never stop. to do this.”

Eiza Gonzalez: The actress and singer revealed that she struggled with depression and binge eating when she was between 15 and 20 after the death of her father.

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau: Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau is a Canadian television presenter and the wife of new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Gregoire-Trudeau has spoken candidly about her battle with bulimia, which she says began when she was around 17 years old. The illness lasted until Gregoire-Trudeau was in her early 20s, when she finally asked her mother for help in getting treatment. Gregoire-Trudeau spoke about eating disorders and other issues that are important to her, including women's self-esteem and violence against women.

Kathy Griffin: The comedian and actress has been open about her struggle with bulimia.

Fiona Grindlay: MasterChef from Australia Fiona Grindlay reveals she struggled with bulimia as a teenager and how cooking saved her life. Fiona Grindlay from Scotland has revealed that she didn't always have a good relationship with food and struggled with bulimia in her late teens into her 20s. In addition to continuing to expand her relationship with food after her painful past, Fiona wants to help others with bulimia overcome their mental health condition.

Bella Hadid: Open about her experience with eating disorders. She developed anorexia in high school, in part due to an Adderall prescription and calorie-counting app.

Kristen Haglund: Miss America. She said she struggled with anorexia at age 16. Thanks to her family's intervention, Kristen got the help she needed and won the 2008 Miss America pageant.

Hoda Hajirnia: Real Estate Wars Hoda Hajirnia Reveals How She Overcame Eating Disorders For Eight Years: 'I Was Down To 87 Pounds'

Lucy Hale is Cosmopolitan's September cover girl, but you might not know who she is. The 22-year-old received a Teen Choice Award for her role as Aria on ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars. She also recently signed a deal with Hollywood Records and it may give Taylor Swift some competition as her next album will likely be in the country genre, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hale started out on the short-lived show American Juniors, an American Idol spin-off starring younger contestants, in 2003, and later landed guest roles on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel shows. Fans may remember Hale from the also-short-lived CW drama Privileged, which was the actress' first leading role. Hale became a favorite among teens with TV movies like "Sorority Wars" and "A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song", but is slowly becoming a bigger name with the huge success of "Pretty Little Liars", which is now in season three. The rising star rocks a yellow top with faded jeans on the cover of Cosmopolitan and looks practically radiant, but she also opened up to the mag about her eating disorder and struggle with body image issues. "I never spoke much about it, but I would go days without eating. Or maybe I would eat a piece of fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem... It was a gradual process, but I changed", he revealed.

Geri Halliwell / Geri Horner: The singer (formerly of Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls) has publicly admitted to suffering from bulimia and binge eating for several years. "I realized I couldn't control this monster anymore. I needed to find help.” Her advice for those struggling: "I can honestly say from experience that worrying about an eating disorder can really make you feel down. It's nothing to be ashamed of. They'll be amazed at the difference in your life if you tell them." someone you trust. There are a lot of people wanting to help, and you really CANNOT do it alone. It can be a difficult decision to tell others and seek help, but trust me, there is nowhere as difficult as trying to handle it on your own ." Geri has written a book called Just For The Record, which presents her with brutal honesty about her life, including battling and overcoming eating disorders that she has struggled with since childhood.

Halsey (singer) Ashley Nicolette Frangipane: Shared a photo showing her hitting bottom while suffering from an eating disorder, only to delete it following criticism that her emaciated body image did not provide a trigger warning for others to use the restrained body image distortions. As someone recovering from an eating disorder, I know trigger warnings are helpful and those who deny the need for them are essentially denying someone else's trauma. As useful as a trigger warning can be, failing to use it does not indicate malicious intent or negligence. Nor does it justify embarrassing anyone.

Hannah Halvorsen: Member of the US Olympic cross-country skiing team. Originally from Truckee, CA, she spoke openly about eating disorders in high school.

Ashley Hamilton: Hamilton, star of Iron Man 3, whose band The Wondergirls also performs the song "Let's Go All the Way" on the soundtrack with Robbie Williams. The 38-year-old son of George Hamilton has had more than enough problems when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse. After staying sober for over six years and getting his career back on track, Hamilton found he still had a serious problem that needed his attention. "I suffered from bulimia and anorexia," he told PEOPLE MAGAZINE, speaking publicly about his eating disorder for the first time since he was a teenager. "I think that was my problem before I got into drugs and alcohol. I used drugs and alcohol to control binge eating.” Last year, Hamilton sought treatment for a condition he admits he is still struggling with. "I'm not perfect right now. I have been bulimia free for years, but I still struggle with eating, restricting, or overeating. The nickname was Fatley.

Amelia Gray Hamlin: Reveals her previous battle with an eating disorder and opens up a very personal battle. The 16-year-old model and daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin revealed in a lengthy Instagram post that she is recovering from an eating disorder.

Celia Hammond: She is a former English model. Liberal MP Celia Hammond is open about eating disorders and says the stigma must end. Liberal MP Celia Hammond has told Parliament about her own struggle with anorexia for more than a decade, in a bid to tackle the stigma she says is still attached to it.

Emily Hampshire: A month before filming the first season of Schitt's Creek, Hampshire said she was admitted to a treatment center for an eating disorder, which helped her determine the root causes.

Gabbie Hanna: The girl behind the hilarious Gabbie Show recently opened up about her battle with eating disorders. In fact, the YouTuber didn't even know she had a problem until her therapist, who she saw about her anxiety, brought it up. The brunette then realized that she had an extremely unhealthy relationship with food to the point where she couldn't even swallow and ended up spitting it all out. After the food and weight consumed all her thoughts, Gabbie says she ate a handful of cookies and immediately felt better, and that's when she realized she was doing more harm than good by starving herself. She decided to really monitor her eating habits, see a therapist and find a trainer to help her stay healthy without depriving herself of food.

Amy Heckerling: Director/Writer: She was anorexic in high school. And recently she said: "I had an eating disorder because I was going through something that made me depressed. And I didn't feel like eating. Not that I thought I would get prettier and more popular. That's certainly long gone. I come from a family of heavy women, so I was always very afraid.

Grace Helbig: Known for being a classy, ​​fun woman and one-third of YouTube's Holy Trinity starring Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart, Grace is known for her candid take on pop culture. But in her second book, Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It, the 30-year-old immediately talks about coping with an eating disorder in high school and college. We love Grace's ability to be real, serious and incredibly ironic.

Mariel Hemingway: Actress Mariel Hemingway (granddaughter of famous writer Ernest Hemingway) was born into a troubled family. She grew up in the shadow of her grandfather's suicide, and years later, Mariel's middle sister Margaux also committed suicide. Mariel Hemingway had a turbulent life and also struggled with a severe eating disorder. In her book, Finding My Balance: a Memoir with Yoga, Mariel talks about her life, childhood and family relationships, early success and fame, personal struggles with her own inner demons, and how yoga and motherhood helped her find herself again to connect and stay centered.

Audrey Hepburn: Actress Audrey Hepburn struggled with anorexia and depression - unknown to the public throughout her career. She was known to lose weight under pressure and was "weird" about eating. There are rumors that current actresses are being "harassed" by the media, pointing to Audrey as an example of a thin woman without eating disorders, but that was NOT the case!

Cassey Ho: The founder of Blogilates is known for promoting wellness, healthy living, and most importantly, self-confidence. Her Instagram is full of encouraging messages about acceptance and she's always aware of how easy it can be to slip back into bad habits. Earlier this year, Cassey revealed that she had been putting off the truth for four years and was finally ready to open up about her past eating disorders. When the 29-year-old moved to Los Angeles, she decided to enter a muscle bikini competition. The fitness guru hired a personal trainer, trained 7 days a week and ate just 1,000 calories a day. After the competition, she ate cheesecake and her body rejected it after eating so poorly for so long. This made Cassey afraid to eat anything she considered unhealthy, even apples! The YouTuber eventually found out that she suffered from orthorexia—an eating disorder that involves obsessing over healthy foods—for a year after the bikini contest. Thankfully, Cassey was able to change her mindset and see food as fuel and get her life back on track to make the Pilates videos we love!

Tess Holliday: The actress and plus size model shared that she struggled with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Tess Holliday told her fans on Twitter: "I'm anorexic and in recovery."

Felicity Huffman: Actress Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) struggled with bulimia and anorexia from her teens into her 20s.

Colin Jackson: Colin Jackson, Olympic silver medalist in hurdles, struggled with bulimia and anorexia while training for the Olympics. He explained that if he didn't have an eating disorder, he could have achieved even more than his Olympic silver medal and two world championships.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson: The American Idol alum talks about his battle with an eating disorder.

Janet Jackson: Singer Janet Jackson has been quoted in the media as having an ongoing battle with an eating disorder.

Paris Jackson: The model shares details about suicide attempts and an eating disorder following the death of her father, Michael Jackson.

Cheryl James: Cheryl "Salt" James from Salt-N-Pepa suffered from bulimic eating disorder. It was so emotionally draining for Cheryl that she actually had to take a break from the group.

Jameela Jamil: Says cultural pressures to look a certain way led to an eating disorder when she was young.

Jazz Jennings: Talks about her eating disorder and health goals on Instagram. American YouTube personality, speaker, television personality, and LGBT rights activist. Jennings is one of the youngest publicly documented people to identify as transgender.

Elton John: Elton John has spoken publicly about his struggle with bulimia, as well as a less common chewing and spitting disorder.

Daniel Johns: Musician

Shawn Johnson: The former Olympic gymnast opens up about her eating disorder in 2015.

Sue Johnston: The British actress has opened up about her battle with depression and her secret "eating demon" - bulimia. The popular star of TV series The Royal Family and Waking the Dead claims feelings of self-loathing sparked a 10-year battle with the eating disorder, which came to a head when she became a household name. In her new autobiography, Things I Could n't Tell My Mother, to be published in the Daily Mirror, Sue reveals how she fell into "a continual and disgusting cycle of eating and cleaning" as bulimia gripped her life.

Angelina Jolie: The actress was hospitalized for anorexia as a teenager.

Leighton Jordan: Miss Georgia has revealed that she struggled with eating disorders for years. She says she started battling an eating disorder after taking up ballet at age 12. Within two years, Jordan developed anorexia and later struggled with bulimia.

Wynonna Judd: Country singer-songwriter Wynonna Judd (one half of legendary mother-daughter duo The Judds and sister of actress Ashley Judd, who does not struggle with an eating disorder but was in therapy for major depression), who was also sexually abused as a child , fight emotional eating and are on the path to healthy eating. "It's not about size, I'll let that take care of itself. The work I do is inside. The physical will follow the mental, spiritual and emotional.” In her book, Coming Home To Myself, Wynonna tells her story and gives readers an honest look into her life and feelings.

Franz Kafka: Poet Franz Kafka, author of the short story The Hunger Artist, suffered from anorexia.

Mia Kang: Mia, the winner of our 2016 SI Swimsuit Model Search Contest, grew up in Hong Kong but considers herself a citizen of the world. Her mother is South Korean while her father is British, giving our newest rookie a unique look and unrivaled beauty. Before becoming a model, Mia struggled with anxiety, bulimia, anorexia and depression. Now she hopes to encourage her fans around the world by sharing her story and showing how a healthy lifestyle can transform you from within.

Diane Keaton: Struggled with bulimia to the point of destroying her teeth and had to be resealed. Psychoanalysis helped her recover, but the disorder colors her memories of her time on Broadway. "The people were nice enough, but I felt like an outsider," she says. "I had a problem - it was sick and scary. Bulimia takes a long time.

Angie Kent: The Bachelorette star Angie Kent opened up about battling a "horrible eating disorder" as a teenager, which is still taking a toll on her health over a decade later.

Kesha opened up about her battle with depression and an eating disorder after being asked about her body on Instagram. Sharing a photo of herself with two middle fingers in the air on Instagram, she wrote: "I've been battling depression and an eating disorder for a while. "My career is in a weird place and it feels like I'm fighting a battle difficult some days. But I decided to take my life back. My freedom. my luck. my voice. my worth. I will not shut up and hide."

Ben King: Former U.S. Cycling National Champion Ben King has revealed that he overcame an eating disorder as a teenager while aspiring to turn pro. The Dimension Data driver shared his story in a video on IAmSecond. com, a nonprofit website that "brings hope and inspires people to live for God and others."

Billie Jean King: The tennis legend has admitted that she had binge eating for about a decade, which led to her diagnosis of diabetes in 2014. King has had to make lifestyle changes to accommodate her diabetes and she exercises regularly while reducing her amount of carbohydrates in your diet. I try to watch my intake. Because I like to eat. I just have to put up with it. I have an eating disorder; I was a compulsive eater. I don't eat compulsively anymore, but for about 10 years I was very cruel to my poor pancreas.

Gelsey Kirkland: ballet dancer

Dagny Knutson: World Swimming Champion

Matthew Koma: Matthew Koma has established himself as an important voice in pop, both as a singer and songwriter, but with his new single, he's having an important and deeply personal conversation. While you may know him from singing hits like Tiësto's "Wasted" or writing tracks like Zedd's "Clarity", listeners will reach a new level of intimacy with the song "Dear Ana". The video details her struggle with eating disorders through accessible music during the movement. Koma: "I struggled with an eating disorder for a few years that almost killed me. Because you don't hear about it a lot, I never said it out loud or admitted it to myself. It got to the point where you're sitting in a hospital, your heart isn't working, they're going to put a pacemaker in you, and you have no choice but to take it a little more seriously and realize there's a problem here.

Zoe Kravitz: The actress-daughter of Lenny Kravitz has revealed that she fell victim to a debilitating eating disorder between the ages of 13 and 17 because she was frustrated with her appearance. She admitted: "I was bulimic and anorexic in high school. I felt that food had this power over me. Instead of looking at food the way you should, to thank you for nourishing your body, it becomes an enemy. somehow." That's a very sad thing, and there's a lot about anger." -Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet's elderly daughter explained that the illnesses started when she started comparing herself to models, which made her feel like "the odd one out". She said : "I was upset that I wasn't like the girls in the magazines and I tormented myself. I didn't feel attractive." However, over the years, she managed to overcome her problems with eating and decided that she wanted to "respect" her body, so now she makes a point of always eating well. a point where I had to make the decision to stop myself.You have to want it.

Joanna Krupa: Joanna Krupa wasn't always the strong, confident role model that viewers of The Real Housewives of Miami are familiar with. The Polish native, 34, struggled with an eating disorder while trying to break into modeling. "I gained weight and struggled to lose it quickly to pursue my modeling dream," she says. "At 20, I had no idea how to lose weight quickly, and laxatives were an easy way out." While Krupa managed to break his unhealthy habits before it was too late, the Bravo star is grateful that it's his turn to go on to a much better life. Place, place. "Thank God I didn't get hurt and stopped," she says.

Jacquie Lee: Pop singer Jacquie Lee, now known professionally as Jacquie, rose to fame in 2013 at just 15 years old as one of the youngest contestants to ever compete on The Voice. But that fame came at a price, and a year ago, after moving to Los Angeles after an aborted deal with major label Atlantic Records, she developed "something about food" - which she initially said when coyly admitting her troubles to a friend. before she plucked up the courage to say the word "bulimia" out loud. "I've been battling bulimia for the past year, and now that I'm in therapy and working through the issues that led to it, I've realized that it actually started much earlier," says the 20-year-old. Lee tells Yahoo Entertainment in her first on-camera interview about her eating disorder. "Just little things that contributed to where he was and when he was at his worst. It goes back to little things like... just being insecure and looking to other people to say, 'Oh, you look great.'

Marcus Lemonis: Marcus Lemonis is a man of many talents. In addition to his millionaire status, the businessman and philanthropist has taken turns on several reality shows, including Secret Millionaire, Celebrity Apprentice, and The Big Fix. Essentially, he acts as a business recovery specialist who can step in and help rescue struggling businesses. Due to a weight problem and battling an eating disorder in his youth, Lemonis is a die-hard enthusiast of healthy eating and a large part of his investments are directed towards companies dealing with fresh and natural food. “When I was much younger, I was overweight; as a child, as a teenager. When I was a teenager, I went through a struggle, an eating disorder of sorts. As I've gotten older, I've become very disciplined and very knowledgeable about healthy foods." on a Go to a restaurant. I'm trying not to be an outsider. I wouldn't be the guy who says I can't go there. You can always find something healthy to eat."

Yulia Lipnitskaya: Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya retired at 19 after a battle with anorexia. "Yulia informed the [figure skating] federation of her decision to retire immediately after returning from Europe, where she was being treated for anorexia," said the skater's mother, Daniela Lipnitskaya, 19. Lipnitskaya won team gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi when she was 15, becoming the youngest ice skating champion since 1936. Lipnitskaya also won silver at the April 2014 World Championships, which was her last big event. She has become a symbol of the Sochi Olympics for many Russians, especially after President Vladimir Putin praised her achievements. But she lamented in November 2014 losing her freedom and feeling "constant stress" as she tried to live up to her fans' expectations.

Lindsay Lohan: The actress was at the height of her career in 2006 when she admitted to battling anorexia and drug addiction.

Stacy London: 'What Not to Wear' star Stacy London, in her 20s, struggled with anorexia and binge eating. Using an extreme diet that led to anorexia, London reduced her body from 5ft 7in to 90lbs. "I felt like I had never had a serious boyfriend and I really wanted to be attractive," she told People magazine. London's heavyweight fights changed after a brief hospital stay. The TLC star began to binge eat, which brought her down to 180 pounds a year later. London chronicles her weight struggles in her new book, The Truth About Style. She hopes her story will help others struggling with eating disorders.

Ruth Lorenzo: Former British X Factor star Ruth Lorenzo has revealed that she had a long battle with anorexia and bulimia. The beautiful Spaniard, who came fifth in the ITV talent show in 2008, admitted that she started having eating problems when she was nine, but kept it a secret from her family for years. She blamed childhood trauma for her descent into hell, including her parents' separation and the discovery that her father was not her biological father - and said she still suffers from anxiety that sometimes leaves her helpless because of her eating disorders. . "To protect others and not show the pain you feel, you shut up and torture yourself a little."

Demi Lovato: Actress, singer, as a writer for Seventeen magazine, she spoke about her struggles with eating. Demi Lovato spoke candidly about her struggle with bulimia when she entered rehab in 2010 at the age of 18. Lovato said growing up with her mother, a former cheerleader, and her grandmother, both struggling with bulimia, didn't make it easy. "Being with someone who weighs 80 pounds and has an active eating's hard not to grow up like that," she told American Way. The singer is now a body positive role model for many women. She was previously critical of the "gap between the thighs" trend and now regularly posts health and fitness videos on Snapchat.

Zhanique Lovett: American Ninja Warrior. it's a beast She doesn't like that nickname, but that's what everyone calls her when they see this 30-year-old mother of three with 6% body fat and an appetite for a challenge. "I'm a person who believes I can do anything," says Lovett. More recently, Lovett received an invite to an American Ninja Warrior qualifier in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of men and women across the country submitted a three-minute video, and Lovett was one of the chosen few to try it out. You can hear the confidence in her voice when Lovett says, "Ever since I saw the show seven or eight years ago, there's always been something in the back of my mind where I think I can do this. I've got this." Feeling like I can achieve anything I put my mind to and train hard. But Lovett didn't always have that kind of self-respect and self-esteem. Raised by a single mother in an unstable home, Lovett was already in a bad way at the age of 12. "I fought, I drank, I partied," says Lovett. Anorexia and depression soon followed. Then, at age 17, Lovett found out she was pregnant. Her future daughter became the biggest motivator. Lovett stopped drinking and smoking. "Despite my low level... change is possible," says Lovett. “And you just have to find an excuse to change. Find a reason to change and why you can improve your life.” Now, Lovett is the matriarch of a beautiful family of five. She is a personal trainer and bootcamp teacher at Visalia, and she trains twice a day. Lovett marvels at how far she's come, declaring, "Now I'm confident. I feel strong, I feel healthy. I want to live a lifetime and learn a lot. And I didn't have that then."

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Erica Lugo: Eating Disorder Instructor on "Biggest Loser": "I was sick." She wanted to give hope to others struggling with eating disorders to let them know they are not alone.

Chloé Lukasiak: Has been open about the eating disorders she struggled with after she found her way to fame with Dance Moms.

Evanna Lynch: Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch has opened up about overcoming anorexia, and publicizing her illness has helped her inspire others with similar struggles. The 24-year-old Louth actress, best known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter franchise, has become a role model for anyone struggling with eating disorders. Evanna started her struggle with anorexia when she was just 11 years old and decided to talk about it when she became an actress. "I think it's because I felt like I was being dishonest by omission."

Liz Mace: Megan and Liz singer Liz Mace boldly shared it with her fans on Instagram. The artist has been quietly battling an eating disorder for nearly a decade - and now she's looking for help to take better care of herself. Notion I have struggled with anorexia for the last 10 years. It's been up and down, up and down, the biggest secret/fight I've ever had to deal with. “But in 2016 I took control of my life and had treatment for the first time. So if you're thinking about doing something, making a change this New Year, I'm telling you, fight your demons (whatever they may be) and win," he added. "Remember that your body was created to carry your soul, to be the voice of your beautiful words and ideas. Here's to a strong 2017. Thank you for always loving me no matter what. #gainingweightiscool.” "If any of you reading this feel like you have an eating disorder but aren't ready to get help, take my advice and seek help. Every meal you skip or every mistreatment of your body is a harmful step that may not be taken." reversible," she says. "You are worthy of such a fulfilling and unforgettable, bright and delicious life. Anorexia is a true mental illness. Eating disorders are very common and unfortunately extremely underrated ',' or for attention. Your body is a vessel for your beautiful, passionate and unique soul."

Kim MacKenzie: Mrs. Norway 2014 openly admitted to struggling with bulimia.

Bridget Malcolm: The Victoria's Secret model used to advocate for "clean eating" and daily exercise on her blog, but Malcolm noticed that she wasn't eating enough and exercising too much, all because of her body dysmorphia.

Zayn Malik has made headlines after revealing in his new book that he suffered from a "serious" eating disorder while in One Direction. The singer is one of several celebrities who have opened up about their struggles with eating disorders over the years. In the spirit of raising awareness — and encouraging those suffering to speak up and seek help — here are seven other famous people who have opened up about their struggles with the disease.

Zosia Mamet: Columnist Zosia Mamet is a Girls actress. “I have struggled with an eating disorder since I was a child. This fight was mostly private, a war no one knew raged inside me. I have been trying to fight him alone for a long time. And I almost died.”

Bam Margera: Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, stuntman, and television personality. He rose to prominence after appearing on MTV's Jackass crew. He revealed that he struggled with bulimia.

Mike Marjama: Mariners catcher Mike Marjama uses his platform as a major league baseball player to raise awareness about something not normally associated with professional athletes: eating disorders. Marjama has spoken openly about her struggles with anorexia and bulimia. His eating regimen started in elementary school and eventually led to him being accepted into a boarding program his freshman year of high school.

McKayla Maroney: Openness to the challenges you've faced in recent years. The gymnast who came to national attention at the 2012 Olympics when a photo of her looking "unimpressed" after winning her silver medal. She developed an eating disorder after it was revealed that she and dozens of other gymnasts were sexually abused by national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. He has already been convicted and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Kellie Martin: Actress Kellie Martin became anorexic when she was cast in Life Goes On. Actress Tracey Gold (who also struggled with an eating disorder in the past) convinced her to seek help.

Lisa Maxwell: Lisa Maxwell has been open about her battle with bulimia - and how she saw food as an "enemy" in the 80s and 90s. Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, the 54-year-old actress revealed how life in Hollywood as a aspiring actress left her "very lonely" and how she was trying to come to terms with her life with the eating disorder. Lisa, best known for her roles in The Bill and EastEnders, recovered from the illness because she was determined to get better for the sake of her daughter Beau, who is now 18. She has now developed a love of food and cooking, which she attributes in part to her recent stint on Celebrity MasterChef.

Maureen McCormick: The actress (The Brady Bunch) struggled with bulimia as a teenager.

Jennette McCurdy: Former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy has been open about her eating disorder. “I have been on recovery maintenance for years. I no longer actively deal with eating disorders. After spending a lot of time in therapy working on myself and coming to terms with what I was going through, I finally feel like I have the perspective I need to write about what I've been going through and maybe - I hope - it can help someone else going through the same feeling less alone.”

Mary McDonough: The actress (The Waltons) struggled with an eating disorder.

Nicola McLean: An English glamor model and media personality had a very public battle with bulimia and anorexia that left her weighing just 6 pounds at one point.

Jo McNally: Comedian Jo McNally was praised for speaking out about eating disorders on The Tommy Tiernan Show. The comedian suffered from anorexia and bulimia.

Katherine McPhee: American Idol runner-up singer Katharine McPhee struggled with bulimia during an August 2005 American Idol audition in San Francisco. She suffered from an eating disorder for 6 years from the age of 17. After her audition was successful, Katharine decided to seek help. "My bulimia was really getting out of control." She enrolled at the California Eating Disorder Center in Los Angeles, where she underwent individual and group therapy six days a week for three months. Katharine says today that American Idol saved her life. She believes that if she hadn't auditioned for the show, she would probably still be struggling. Katharine learned that there is no such thing as "bad" food - you can eat anything as long as you watch how much you eat.

James McVey: McVey joined The Vamps in 2012 and the band had their first big hit in 2013 with Can We Dance, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. His third album Night And Day topped the album charts in 2017. "Fans always send me pictures from years ago and I'm skinny as a stick and I didn't realize at the time how skinny I was. "I was sick and looked I'm glad I've come full circle now and see food in a positive light. "I don't want to belittle other people with anorexia, but I think I definitely had a negative relationship with food in those early days. I was obsessed with food. "Now it's all about building muscle and getting leaner. You need to eat more of the good stuff."

Leandra Medine: The 27-year-old of Turkish and Iranian descent describes her self-assured blog Man Repeller and she describes her teenage eating disorder.

Camila Mendes: "Riverdale" star Camila Mendes talks about eating disorders. Camila Mendes knows how destructive eating disorders can be. The Riverdale star took to Instagram to reveal that she "couldn't be happier with my decision to get involved with Project HEAL," an organization that helps people struggling with eating disorders. "I can tell you from experience that eating disorders are serious mental illnesses," the 23-year-old actress wrote. "Growing up, I watched my older sister suffer from one of these for many years and I went through periods of my life where I also suffered from the symptoms."

Jackson Michie: Revealed some troubling things about his past that made fans wonder if he should be in the Big Brother cast. Michie said he has an eating disorder.

Hayley Mills: Details The Parent Trap star struggles with eating disorders and money in new memoir The former child star's new memoir, Forever Young, follows Mills as she suffers from an eating disorder and loses the money she made from her first showbiz roles.

Crystal Kung Minkoff: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) star shares her journey to recover from bulimia.

Skyler Moon: WWE NXT Talent Skyler Moon (formerly Buggy Nova) has been accepted into WWE-sponsored rehab. She posted on her Twitter account announcing that she has an eating disorder.

Carissa Moore: World Surfing Champion Carissa Moore "I've been to some dark places on my journey to a healthy lifestyle," Moore said in an interview with ESPN W. "I've struggled with binge eating. It's also led to me trying to throw up, which doesn't make me very proud. No one should think so low of themselves as to cause pain. Moore says that in high school she would eat lunch in the morning and then starve the rest of the day, just to eat when she got home. Often times she would wake up at night to eat, then exercise out of guilt and go back to sleep. "I don't feel caged by food anymore," says Moore. "For me, it's all about balance, and that extends to all areas of my life. I like ice cream. I like cookies. And the same goes for surfing: I work a lot, but I also find time to rest and relax. I feel very comfortable and happy with myself right now."

Demi Moore: The actress entered rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in the mid-1980s. In January 2012, after months of partying and drastic weight loss, Moore collapsed at her Los Angeles home from seizures and was hospitalized before entering rehab for addiction and an eating disorder.

Alanis Morissette: Canadian singer Alanis Morissette admitted that she struggled with anorexia and bulimia between the ages of 14 and 18 while trying to break into the music business. She wrote the song "Perfect" (from the Jagged Little Pill album) inspired by her recovery from eating disorders.

Karla Mosley: The Bold and the Beautiful star Karla Mosley has come to terms with having an eating disorder, but now offers so much more about the experience from an African-American perspective.

Kasey Musgraves: The eating disorder she suffered as a teenager is helping the country singer break free from unhealthy habits and thought patterns.

Amara La Negra: star of 'Love & Hip Hop' reveals secret struggle for health “I was bulimic for three years and was hospitalized twice. I always wanted to be thin and tall like Victoria's Secret models.

Natalie Katherine Neidhart-Wilson: Natalie Katherine "Nattie" Neidhart-Wilson, known as Natalya Neidhart, is a Canadian wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Natalya. She first revealed that after the death of her uncle Owen Hart in 1999, she developed an eating disorder and struggled with it for years. I went from 160 pounds, over the course of two months after my uncle Owen died, the summer my uncle died, I lost 40 pounds in two months. And my family was really scared and I remember being really angry with them and thinking, 'Why are they confronting me? You should be happy, I'm fine. I didn't realize how crazy and scary I looked until years later when I lost so much weight. I wore children's clothes and it was very difficult for me but I was devastated by the tragedy of my uncle's death and how it affected my family and I think also because my father was not part of my life because he was working and he was busy and left." In fact, it's becoming much more commonplace with body image. It's something that a lot of people go through, whether it's bulimia, anorexia or binge eating disorder. Getting into wrestling helped cure this eating disorder and I've never looked back."

Thandie Newton: Actress Thandie Newton says she used to have bulimia and still carries the scars. Newton, who won Best Supporting Actress at last year's BAFTA Awards for her role in Crash. Thandie developed the eating disorder at age 14 while training at dance school. Opening up about how she suffered from "horrible bulimia" for about a year, she said: "I still have the scars on my knuckles where I stuck my fingers down my throat." she struggled with food when she was in her early twenties.

Barbara Niven: Tells how she struggled with her eating disorder as an actress working in a size zero in Hollywood for years.

Gena Lee Nolin: The Baywatch star talks about the eating disorder of the 90s.

Tyler Oakley: It's safe to say that Tyler is one of the biggest names in the YouTube community. In his videos, Ty tackles all topics from politics and education to forcing his mom to ride a rollercoaster with him, and he's always honest about his thoughts and opinions. His first book Binge was no different. In a series of essays explaining his life, the 27-year-old tells how he suffered from binge eating and how he starved himself all day and secretly ate whatever he could get his hands on at night. The YouTuber even tweeted that while he doesn't talk about it much in the videos, he is still concerned and continues to work on his body image issues. We love Tyler's candor and passion for making you feel good about who you are!

Gemma Oaten: British soap star Gemma Oaten has opened up about her battle with anorexia. Gemma confessed that one of her biggest regrets after her experience was the impact her illness had on her family. "This is one of my biggest heartbreaks and that's probably why I'm upset about what I did to my mom, dad and brothers," she explained. "I think what we're trying to say is there's a light at the end of the tunnel and people are going to look at me and my mom and our family unit and we've been to hell and back but we made it."

Mary-Kate Olsen: Actress Mary-Kate Olsen ("The Olsen Twins") was admitted to an eating disorder treatment center and was treated for anorexia after months of speculation and rumors about her thin appearance and denial that she was anorexic . Mary-Kate celebrated overcoming her eating disorder by giving away clothes that no longer fit her. She donated thousands of dollars worth of designer clothes to a Hollywood thrift store. Mary-Kate has gained some weight back and is happy with her newfound curves and has also decided to keep the weight off and get rid of her meager wardrobe.

Sharon Osbourne: (married to Ozzy Osbourne), a fatal colon cancer survivor, confessed to suffering from bulimia for 35 years and still fighting. “I managed to beat pretty much everything except bulimia.” Sharon had gastric bypass surgery but still struggles with her eating disorder.

Carre Otis: Top model and actress Carrie Otis starved herself for about 17 years and nearly died in her quest to be thin. Now healthy, she tries to educate other women about the deadly dangers of eating disorders. "I did this crazy diet for almost 17 years to maintain the weight that was required of me when I was a model. My diet was really hungry. I'm not naturally that thin."

Catherine Oxenberg: Actress Catherine Oxenberg (daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and distant relative of the British royal family; she played Princess Di in The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana in 1982 and in Charles and Diana: Unhappy Ever in 1992. After') , who was also sexually abused in her family as a child, struggled with an eating disorder for 20 years and finally found the strength to conquer bulimia and successfully win this battle. "I really thought I would never get over it. I would go into rehab and be fine for nine months, and then screw it up again.” Catherine also said that her bulimia took a huge physical toll on her body: "I ruined my teeth because you throw up hydrochloric acid, so the acid eats away at the enamel, so I had terrible problems with my teeth."

Nigel Owens: Nigel Owens, one of the best rugby referees in the world, says it was easier for him to open up about his homosexuality than admitting he still suffers from bulimia. Owens says his eating disorder started around the same time he realized he was attracted to other men. "In my mind, I was obese and I thought, 'Nobody I find attractive will ever find me attractive as long as I'm fat.' Then I started to get sick," he says. Owens says he is open about his condition so other patients can know they are not alone and will seek help. "I'm open about it because I know men and boys can take it as a sign of weakness when they admit there's a problem they can't solve on their own," he says. “But it's not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of great strength to do so.”

Alexandra Paul: Actress Alexandra Paul (Baywatch) has struggled with an eating disorder in the past.

Alexa PenaVega: On "Dancing With The Stars," Alexa PenaVega opened up about her childhood struggle with bulimia for the first time. Her six-year battle with bulimia began when the former Spy Kids star was told by a film producer that she was overweight. Now, at 27, she has fully recovered, but it's something that will stay with her emotionally forever, and she credits DWTS with giving her the strength and confidence to share this story. "It's something I was so scared to talk about before, but this show has given me so much confidence. I've been through a huge struggle, and all I wanted to do was move and inspire people and show them that bulimia is something that you can overcome." With an eating disorder at such a young age, the grief can really get to you, especially when no one really understands what you're going through." The one thing I always wished was for someone to be honest with me about the whole situation. , textbook. 'That's how you overcome bulimia.' But it goes much deeper than that. I wish I had someone to say to me, 'It's scary.' You struggle to give up. You want to get rid of it but struggle because you like it in a weird way. I never wanted people to associate that issue with me and I feel like that's the biggest anxiety is what you're trying to overcome," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I don't want anyone to associate me in any way with an eating disorder or bulimia. who I am and I got over it. I'm proud of myself.' For me it's like, 'Let the world know.' Because I wish I had someone who would be honest with me and be so open about it."

Jana Pittman: Jana Pittman, two-time sprint world champion who suffers from bulimia. “For many years, it started like this. It was something I thought I had control of until I realized I was completely in control," she said.

Syliva Plath: Poet and writer Syliva Plath struggled with an eating disorder and depression.

Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has admitted that she suffered from an eating disorder (anorexia) in high school. Snooki says her eating disorder stems from her fear of being replaced on the cheerleading squad by thinner, younger rookies.

Scarlett Pomers: 'Reba' actress Scarlett Pomers spoke candidly on The Tyra Banks Show in February 2006 about her battle with anorexia and the road to recovery and doesn't want other sufferers to use her as diet tips. Scarlet established her Arch-Angels Fund with NEDA to raise awareness and funds for eating disorder advocacy, education and treatment.

Stephanie Pratt: The Hills reality TV star. Pratt discussed her struggles with bulimia and self-esteem issues, as well as her struggles with substance abuse.

Jaime Pressly: Actress on the NBC hit My Name Is Earl.

Dennis Quaid: The actor says he struggled with anorexia in the mid-1990s, around the time he lost 40 pounds. for the role of Doc Holliday in the movie Wyatt Earp, reports the New York Post. At the time the film depicts, Holliday was dying of tuberculosis and Quaid was losing weight to capture the lean appearance of a dying man. "My arms were so skinny I couldn't get out of a swimming pool," admits Quaid, describing what he suffered as "manorexia." “I wasn't bulimic, but I could understand what people went through with that.” But like other people with the condition, he had a very different image of himself. "I'd look in the mirror and still see a 180-pound guy even though I weighed 138 pounds," he says.

Gilda Radner: When she went off to college and finally got her shot at fame as a Saturday Night Live performer, the details of her eating disorder began to surface through stories from other cast members and Lynn Redgrave (who also had bulimia). she admitted that the two discussed their eating disorders while sitting next to each other on the plane; Supposedly the first time Radner has told anyone about her condition.

Beatriz Recari: LPGA star Beatriz Recari has become one of the leading celebrity spokespersons for the treatment of eating disorders, and on Thursday, she led a big field in the Beatriz Recari and Friends Alliance Golf Classic at the PGA National. All proceeds benefit the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. The Spaniard struggled with an eating disorder early in her career and now travels the world helping people struggling with the illness.

Lynn Redgrave: I lived with an eating disorder for 20 years," she tells the tea group in Mayfair. "People would say, 'Oh, you're so skinny, did you get so fat just for the Georgia girl? ' and I was like, 'Of course I'm an actress.' “The truth, she says, is that the fat ogre (a term she uses a lot in the book) dictated her life. His obsession with food kept his body oscillating between fat and thin; Food was the first thing on her mind in the morning and the last thing at night.

Tara Reid: American Pie actress Tara Reid struggled with anorexia after splitting from her fiance, MTV DJ Carson Daly.

Alexis Ren: Model Alexis Ren says Instagram caused her eating disorder. She said that her sudden fame led her to struggle with anorexia and that her photos disguised how unhappy she was.

Christina Ricci: Actress Christina Ricci (who has also admitted to cutting herself in the past) has commented on her anorexia, saying, "I had a brief dalliance with anorexia and when I recovered I gained a lot of weight, which was very difficult for me. way, I was trying to get rid of my boobs. Everyone my age wanted it, so it was like, whoo-ooo. Then I started hating her. And for all my movies, I was supposed to be younger, so I had to tie them."

Claire Richards has said that at the height of her band's fame, she became so obsessed with her weight that she developed bulimia. She said she would eat and then wash the dishes to please the critics and fit the pop star mold. In her book All Of Me, she wrote: "I was young, in the spotlight and under pressure - not just to act, but to look a certain way. Controlling your food intake makes you feel in control I remember reading about anorexia when I was eleven. I didn't know what anorexia was at the time, but I remembered the word and years later I understood very well what it meant."

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Kyle Richards: The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills first opened up about her past struggles with eating disorders in 2009.

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Adam Rippon: Olympic bronze medalist in figure skating, told The New York Times about his battle with an eating disorder.

Joan Rivers: Comedian and author Joan Rivers struggled with bulimia for years.

Sadie Robertson: In a recent 'all natural' photo shoot, Duck Dynasty star and model Sadie Robertson was hit with a rude comment from the director that would have ruined anyone's day: 'Oh no. This girl has no face for a no-makeup photo shoot." Following the blunt instruction, she was given two hours of makeup to look like the idealized version of "I Woke Up Like This" trying to eclipse that particular conversation from memory - totally fair moves - Sadie wrote an honest blog post opening up about the experience so the girls wouldn't compare themselves to the "natural" photoshopped version of her she would soon see. She also decided to talk about her struggles with body image in hopes of helping other women to feel comfortable with their bodies. "I struggled with an eating problem for about a year, which was related to negative body image," Robertson wrote. It was ugly. It was insanely difficult. I didn't even tell my own mother until recently." Dancing With The Stars, Robertson says she became obsessed with her spots, dress size, and any perceived flaws she thought she had. "At least five times a day I would put my hands around my thighs and make sure they hadn't grown beyond what I could reach. I knew every little calorie was in every piece of food I ate," Robertson said. . I've been talking about food all the time.” "I feel good. If that means being "less beautiful" in the eyes of the world, I'm fine with that. As long as I can still pursue true beauty - the kind that is found in God's Word and portrayed in the world before me," she explained.

Isabel Roloff: The 'Little People, Big World' star talks about being triggered at a doctor's appointment, reveals past eating disorders

Demi Rose, from Sutton Coldfield, said she weighed less than 2.5kg as she struggled to overcome the condition - but is "happy and healthy now, with curves". She wrote: "I would like to say all the 'before and after' pictures that are circulating online of me and I look thinner, yes sure, I look different, I had an eating disorder."

Gretchen Rossi: The Real Housewives of Orange County star says she's had bulimia since high school but recovered thanks to therapy and self-acceptance. "I'm already better", reveals Rossi. Gretchen says that recovering from an eating disorder has not been easy. "My best friend trapped me in the bathroom and then my parents found out," says Rossi. "So I decided to go to therapy." She adds, “I decided I wanted to make a difference and decided to get my personal training license and my nutrition license. Then I worked as a personal trainer, nutritionist and aerobics instructor." "It's the best weight I've ever been and it's the best weight I've ever seen."

Portia de Rossi: Former 'Ally McBeal' actress Portia de Rossi admitted to suffering from an eating disorder and blamed Hollywood's pressure to stay thin on her developing an eating disorder.

Ronda Rousey: UFC fighter Ronda Rousey spoke about her battle with bulimia. "I struggled with bulimia and all that stuff for years. I was miserable. I had to take care of every other thing in my life, like my career and my training, to get to a point where I was training just because I loved it. I didn't know I wanted this but first I made myself happy and then I got the body oh wow.” Rousey says the victory came when she decided she had had enough. "[An ex-boyfriend] convinced me that making a decision is very easy. All I had to do to quit was decide to quit. There was only one decision left. It made me realize that so many difficult things in my life were just one decision away from changing.” An American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress. She is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. "I did all kinds of crazy things. I struggled with bulimia and all that stuff for years. I was miserable."

Anna Saccone: Fashion/beauty blogger and one half of SacconeJoly's daily vlog channel recently uploaded a powerful and personal video explaining her month-long absence from YouTube. Anna's 28-minute video explores the constant stress she has had since the sad miscarriage of her third child and how she has been unfairly shamed, something that has been particularly difficult given her previous battle with eating disorders. The beauty guru has struggled with bulimia since she was 18 and still struggles with her body to this day. Thankfully, Anna is doing better than ever, but she's still working hard to love herself.

Nicole Scherzinger: During a bombshell interview for VH1's Behind the Music, singer and former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger chimed in on the recent conversation about weight and body image, revealing that she struggled with bulimia for years while with the group female Pussycat Dolls.

Lacey Schwimmer: Lacey Schwimmer on 'Dancing With the Stars' was partnered with Lance Bass in 2008. Lacey has been on the show for three seasons, but she's been hiding a deep personal secret - her battle with anorexia. Now Lacey steps forward in hopes of helping others. Lacey's eating disorder began at age 13, when she trained 10 hours a day to be a dancer.

Emily Seebohm: The Australian Olympic champion has spoken candidly about her battle with an eating disorder.

Molly Seidel: A professional runner. You have to deal with it with the gravity it demands.' Seidel eventually developed osteopenia, which is low bone density a notch above osteoporosis, as a result of her eating disorders in college.

Monica Seles: On her battle with binge eating disorder: "It took me a while to feel comfortable talking about it." "That's one of the reasons I chose to be aware to raise awareness that binge eating is a real disease." Seles says she developed the disorder as an adult, dealing with the pressures of being an athlete and her father's battle with prostate cancer, trying to shake off an on-court stab wound in 1993 to recover. "My eating was just uncontrollable," she says.

Scheana Shay: Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Shay Reveals Past Eating Disorders Scheana Shay struggled with a serious eating disorder in her 20s, the Vanderpump Rules star revealed during the series' reunion show. The actress and singer decided to speak publicly about her disorder during the show to chastise co-star Stassi Schroeder, who accused her of having anorexia throughout the season. Shay said Schroeder's comments were hurtful as a survivor. “I was 20 years old. I wanted to move to Hollywood. I wanted to be an actress. Thin was in it for 11 years," Shay, 31, explained to Bravo's The Daily Dish podcast two days after the reunion show. "Kim Kardashian wasn't a thing. It wasn't cool to have a big butt."

Ally Sheedy: Actress Ally Sheedy (best known for her role in the 1985 hit 'The Breakfast Club') struggled with anorexia and bulimia in the past and was also addicted to painkillers at one point.

Gabourey Sidibe: Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In her new memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare, Gabourey reveals how the separation of her parents - Subway singer Alice and New York taxi driver Ibnou - along with depression and anxiety, was a catalyst for bulimia. But Gabourey says she got over it thanks to therapy: "It took me years to realize that what I was born with is beautiful."

Jamie-Lynn Sigler: Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) has battled an eating disorder and has spoken publicly about her eating disorder and exercise addiction. She uses her celebrity to raise awareness about eating disorders and is now a spokesperson for NEDA. Jamie has written a book called Wise Girl-What I Learned About Life, Love and Loss and openly shares her story about her struggles with an eating disorder, how her obsession with weight nearly destroyed her career, and the dark side of overnight success. "It's hard to talk about it, but it's actually therapeutic for me."

Richard Simmons: Fitness and Nutrition Guru Richard Simmons has a history of eating disorders.

Ashlee Simpson: Singer Ashlee Simpson (sister of singer and actress Jessica Simpson) has publicly admitted that she struggled with an eating disorder when she was young. "I've been around a lot of girls with eating disorders."

Marnie Simpson: Marnie Simpson has been open about her struggle with food as a teenager, admitting that she "lived on lettuce" and went to the gym when her mother moved to America. The Geordie Shore favorite has spoken out after fellow reality star Lauren Pope and fitness fan Chloe Madeley were trolled about their weight and labeled them "too skinny".

Yeardley Smith: Actress and voice actress Yeardley Smith (the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons) suffered from bulimia for 25 years. Her eating disorder started when she was around 13 years old. Coincidentally, her character Lisa Simpson suffered from an eating disorder in the episode "Sleeping with the Enemy".

Brittany Snow: Pitch Perfect 3 star and actress who struggled with anorexia. "I really wanted to be like the girls I saw in fitness magazines. I thought that was the ideal of happiness. Now that's how people look at me when I'm doing photo shoots," Snow said. "I wish someone had told me back then that what a woman looks like in a photo has nothing to do with who she is." Since she made the commitment to check Twitter and Instagram less, her confidence has increased and her "psyche" has become healthier.

Lindsey Stirling: Even though being the highest paid wife on YouTube and a crazy famous pop-rock violinist is probably the best job in the world, Lindsey's life wasn't always as fun and exciting as it is now. In her first memoir, The Only Pirate at the Party, the 29-year-old revealed that she was constantly rejected by talent agencies and also struggled with anorexia. She felt like an outsider, but when she went to her first support group at age 23, she realized she could open up. We love that Lindsey wants to use her story to show others that it is possible to overcome the disease and the importance of seeking help.

Alyson Stoner: Disney Channel star Alyson Stoner opened up about going into rehab for her past eating disorders when she was just 6 years old. Stoner developed health issues related to her stressful environment in the acting industry, including severe anxiety that led to heart palpitations, hair loss and seizures. She also says that she had confidence issues, struggled to socialize with people her age, and was terrified of failing. The pressure to be perfect eventually led to battles with anorexia nervosa, sports bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

Dame Sarah Storey: The 14-time Paralympic champion speaks candidly about her experiences with bullying and eating disorders.

Taylor Swift: The pop star opened up about eating disorders in a Netflix documentary, Miss Americana. The disorder that caused her to "stop eating" after seeing images of herself that led her to have negative perceptions of her body.

Taylor and Tricia, Dr. Phil Twins: Identical twins Taylor and Tricia share how they plan their binge eating and give Dr. The TV show Phil reveals intimate details about her and their shared eating disorders.

Jade Thirlwall: Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall spoke about her battle with anorexia in the band's book, Our World. She said she contracted the disease when she was 13 after going through a particularly difficult time in her personal life. She wrote: "Anorexia is a self-defeating thing and you get stubborn. So when people try to tell you something you get it into your head that they are against you and you won't listen." Revealing the extent of her illness, she added: "I had to go to the hospital to make it clear that it wasn't a game but something really serious. They sat me down in the clinic and were quite tough at first and told me, 'You're destroying your body and you will die if you keep doing that.'” She then began to overcome her eating disorder with the help of therapy sessions and regular hospital visits.

Courtney Thorne-Smith: Former 'Ally McBeal' actress Courtney Thorne-Smith struggled with an eating disorder. Courtney developed anorexia due to the pressure of being thin. Her slide into anorexia led to her leaving the television show Ally McBeal.

Martina Trevisan: It was Italy's first qualifier to reach the French Open women's quarterfinals since 2012 after refusing to give up on her dreams despite a long battle with anorexia that left her unrecognizable.

Catie Turner announces that she is being treated for an eating disorder. Catie was a finalist on "American Idol" last season. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to getting help. I have an eating disorder but I'm being treated and I'm going to kick her ass. Thanks for all the love and support.

Molly Turner: An Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) spoke out recently about her eating disorder. Molly openly described how her eating disorder started, the toll it took on her physical and mental health, and the struggles she faced as an AVP athlete.

Sophie Turner: Revealed her former eating disorder just before the grand finale of her show Game of Thrones, which airs tonight. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Turner, 23 - who recently married pop singer Joe Jonas - said her youthful illness means she refuses to take a job that requires her to lose weight. GOT famed Sansa Stark said she feels "a lot of pressure to say yes" but knows she can't. "I learned that if I have to lose weight to work, I have to refuse it because it's not good for my mental health."

Hannah Tyrrell: The rugby star talks about overcoming an eating disorder, self-harm and depression.

Meredith Vieira: Former 'The View' host Meredith Vieira has said that she had an eating disorder and body image issues when she was young. Meredith now has a year-long series called 'Meredith's Club' which aims to help educate children about healthy eating and the importance of exercise.

Michaell Visage is an American radio DJ, singer, actress, media personality, RuPaul Drag Race TV presenter who is now opening up about a "secret eating disorder" that she has been battling for 20 years.

Jules Wainstein: The Real Housewives of New York City: Jules confesses to having issues with eating disorders. One thing Jules was able to share was that she struggled with an eating disorder in her teens and 20s, which led to her dropping out of college after spending seven years trying to get a degree.

Emily Warburton-Adams: A cast member of Bravo TV's Under Deck. Bravely talks about her previous eating disorder. Britain's Third Stew shared their very private and unknown past struggles with severe anorexia and depression.

Kerry Washington: The 'Scandal' star is known as one of the most confident and beautiful faces in Hollywood, but even the woman behind Olivia Pope has had body image issues at some point. Washington admitted that she went through unhealthy bingeing cycles during her college years and then exercised for hours afterward.

Gerard Way: The singer, songwriter, musician and comic book writer who was the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band My Chemical Romance struggled with anorexia for years.

Annie Weisman: One of the creators of 'Physically', a show about a character with a brutal eating disorder who finds her calling in the aerobics-obsessed 1980s. Growing up in Southern California during this time, Weisman fought his own serious battle with an eating disorder. I reached a point in my life where I realized that I hadn't really written about my own shameful secrets. Most shameful was this decade-long eating disorder.

Florence Welch: Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, songwriter and producer, best known for being the lead singer and songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. Florence Welch speaks candidly about her experiences dealing with an eating disorder as a teenager - and she uses songs to do just that. The single "Hunger", from Florence and the Machine's upcoming album, High as Hope, begins with the lyrics: "I started starving when I was 17". speak publicly about the disorder. The singer explained that she was afraid to open up about her eating disorder for the first time, but that she had to. She added that her symptoms were part of a set of anxiety coping mechanisms she had growing up. But bringing her experiences to a song allowed the singer to discuss a topic she otherwise couldn't. “I know how to handle that in a song, but a lot of things I… "I can say things in a song that I still don't understand, like 'I thought love was some kind of emptiness' — it sounds important. Do you think love is unattainable, empty, hungry, so there's a kind of sadness when something more stable comes your way. You don't recognize it as love because you're not desperate enough. And I've never connected the two before." As an adult, she says her eating disorder is in remission; she is also sober. "I'm further away from that than I've ever been," said Florence and I'm 31. now and at a time when maybe I can... see what I was looking for?"

Tallulah Willis: The daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, Tallulah has opened up about her past body image issues. She admitted that she was diagnosed with an eating disorder and struggled to live her life in public because of her famous parents. “When I was younger, I struggled a lot. Like I was diagnosed with body dysmorphia reading those stupid tabloids when I was 13 and feeling ugly as ever. I believed strangers more than the people who loved me, because why should the people who loved me be honest?"

Peta Wilson: Actress and model Peta Wilson (La Femme Nikita) suffered from an eating disorder. She developed her eating disorder due to her parents' divorce and model pressure.

Oprah Winfrey: The most influential person on television, Oprah Winfrey, who was raped and repeatedly sexually assaulted by her nineteen-year-old cousin at the age of nine, struggled with eating disorders. Oprah, who said of her weight: "It's always a struggle. I felt safer and more protected when I was heavy.

Amy Winehouse: Battle with Bulimia Nervosa. From her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, the possibility of her untreated eating disorder was rarely mentioned.

Kate Winslet: British actress Kate Winslet (Titanic, Sense and Sensibility) has admitted to struggling with eating disorders, and Kate is open and honest about her lifelong weight struggles. "My uncle is a cook. My mother is a fantastic cook. We are all big eaters. It was kind of inevitable.” In high school, she was a little heavier and peers called her “Bubber.” The criticism led to depression and eating disorders. Today, Kate Winslet is healthy, loving her body and curves and refusing to play the "super game". skinny." "I'm happy the way I am. I'm not like American movie stars. I am naturally curvy. That's me, like it or not, there must be something wrong with her - that's nonsense."

Gaia Wise: Emma Thompson actress' daughter Gaia Wise announced in a heartfelt Instagram post that she is on the mend after living with an eating disorder.

Jade Wright-Guy: She was 15 when she developed an eating disorder after the near-death of one of her family members.

Angeline Yap: The Miss World Singapore finalist was anorexic. She struggled with her eating disorder for seven long years. Not only did she lose a lot of weight, she lost almost all of her friends and almost her life. At her lowest point, Miss Angeline Yap Siling weighed only 33 kg and, according to her mother, was a walking skeleton. She mutilated herself and also tried to kill herself. Only after the death of her friend, who also suffered from anorexia nervosa, did Miss Yap finally decide to change her life.

Ginger Zee: ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee spoke about her battle with anorexia, which she struggled with after her parents divorced when she was 10-14 years old. "It was a horrible spiral that could have taken my life," Zee revealed. "My mother was afraid of losing her daughter." Zee admitted that she hasn't been able to talk about her eating disorder in the past, "because anorexia is about lying to yourself and a lot about lying to other people.

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