Eating disorders are waaaay too common, and they can leave even those who have beaten them changed for a very long time!
Demi Lovato is one of those people, and she says she can't really look at herself on camera after having had an eating disorder… which means that she isn't ready to get back to acting yet.
This is all despite millions of people watching her every week on X Factor and Glee!
Here's what she revealed:
In case you missed it, Snooki channeled her old high school self this week on DWTS as she put on an AH-mazing cheerleader inspired performance!
But according to the reality starlet, her teenage years weren't quite as cheerful as her dance moves.
During rehearsals, Snooki said she was excited to show off her skills from her cheerleading days, but she also admitted that her time on the squad eventually led her to develop an eating disorder.
With the premiere of her own sitcom Sam & Cat premiering recently and her debut album dropping in August, the sky seems to be the limit for teen star Ariana Grande!
But when people began noticing that she was getting thinner, rumors began swirling that she might have an eating disorder.
Well Ariana heard the rumors and took to her Tumblr to address her weight loss, saying:
It sounds like one former Pussycat is still a little raw over the band's 2010 breakup!
Carmit Bachar, the sexy redheaded member of The Pussycat Dolls, recently revealed how she thinks it was Nicole Scherzinger's SECRET battle with bulimia AND her solo career ambitions that were the main reasons behind the pop group's split.
Nicole mentioned her struggles with bulimia and her body image for the FIRST TIME during a 2012 interview, so unless they were super aware, none of the Pussycats would have known about it before then.
The flamehaired puss shared:
If these were meant to get our attention, they worked!
There’s been an ongoing battle with body image in the fashion industry since, basically forever, but people are taking strides to end it.
Star Models is one of the top agencies in Brazil and with the help of the ad masters at Revolution Brasil, they came up with a powerful anti-anorexia campaign.
The images show a fashion sketch with an emaciated (and hopefully Photoshopped) model next to it wearing the same thing, with the words "You are not a sketch. Say no to anorexia" scribbled on it.
They hit the nail right on the head, but we kinda wish that part was printed bigger. Kinda defeats the purpose if people can't read the most important part of the message, no?
[Image via Star Models/Revolution Brasil.]
Teenage girls are apparently starving themselves to achieve what many underweight models have: a "thigh gap."
The "thigh gap" is the space between a very skinny woman's legs where they don't touch above the knees.
They specifically often try and emulate the bodies of stick thin models like
One of the best things about Demi Lovato, other than how kind and caring she is, is that she is ALWAYS open and honest about her struggles with eating disorders. She is never silent about how hard it is to control her own thoughts on her body image.
The world and young women are better because of this!
Here's what she said: