Hollywood is notorious for creating an atmosphere that pressures actresses into being impossibly skinny. Singer Brandy has experienced those pressures her entire life.
In a recent interview she discussed starving herself to try to get skinnier:
"I was very young and I stopped eating. Every time I looked in the mirror I just, I just saw this girl that I wanted to be a lot thinner. It got to a point where it was… it was unhealthy. I think every actress at some point goes through that feeling of wanting to be thinner."
Brandy is much healthier now than she was then and has a much healthier outlook on life and her career.
"Success without happiness is the biggest failure,” she said.
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