We all know what it’s like to feel the pressure to be perfect, but when you’re thrust into the spotlight at a very young age, that pressure can become way too much to handle. Oftentimes, we see celebrities resort to dangerous habits, such as doing drugs, drinking too much or even depriving their bodies just so they can look a certain way.
In the past, several celebrities have opened up about their experiences with such disorders, and they do so in hopes of helping their fans overcome similar issues. Take Jessie Paege, for example. The YouTuber just explained why she hasn’t been posting recent photos of herself, and she admitted it’s because she’s recovering from an eating disorder.
“I haven’t been posting any recent photos of myself because the past few months, I’ve been working on GENUINELY recovering from my disordered eating 100 percent,” she wrote. “I’m at the ‘healthiest’ weight I’ve been at in my whole entire life and every day is a struggle. I genuinely have issues looking in the mirror and believing I’m beautiful on a lot of my days, but overall… I’m feeling very proud of myself. Every day, seeing my body becomes easier and easier and I love myself more and more regardless of what I look like. I’ve been working on loving myself regardless of what anyone thinks online and hiding my body from the internet for a short period of time has been SO BENEFICIAL! Take care of yourselves.”
Wow, we are seriously amazed by her strength. And it turns out, Dove is just one of several celebrities who has admitted to suffering from an eating disorder. Stars like Jade Thirlwall, Demi Lovato, Lana Condor, Camila Mendes, Shane Dawson, Zayn Malik, Jennette McCurdy, Debby Ryan, Hilary Duff and more have gotten real about overcoming a disorder, and we could not be more proud of them.
Scroll through the gallery to see which other celebrities have opened up about their eating disorders.
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