Nicole Scherzinger has been troubled with her body image for many years now, but ever since she reached her 30s, she finally feels confident!
During a recent interview, the former Pussycat Dolls star talked about how she developed bulimia, how she was self-conscious and how she has managed to put everything in the past.
Here are the HIGHlights:
On her body:
”My whole life until I hit my 30s. I was very conscious of my body. I started working out like a crazy person. I would run and run and run until I couldn't run anymore.”
On developing bulimia:
”I was really so embarrassed, I'd never talked about it. My mum didn't even know about it until they had to interview her. I was too ashamed to tell anybody. [My mum] cried for a long time, but I think in some weird way, she battled with similar things as well, when she was young with her insecurities. I think she could relate so she wasn't so hard on me.”
On how she's happy with herself now:
”I'm really happy because it's in my past now, but initially I was like, 'I'm so stupid, no one is going to understand, why am I coming out with this, I'm truly naked and exposed and they'll see me for all my flaws. And it wasn't until I saw my tweets when I was in London that I cried and cried and cried. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, people are actually getting to see me.' But when they see you for all your flaws they think, 'She's just like me.' You feel a connection. You don't feel so alone.”
We're glad that Nicole is finally seeing that everyone else sees because the last thing she needs to worry about it feeling "alone" or 'disgusted and embarrassed' about her bod.
Miz Scherzinger certainly has it going on, and we only hope she feels good about herself inside and out!!
[Image via Chris Jepson/WENN.]
Tags: body, bulimia, confidence, nicole scherzinger