Luisa Zissman on body image: “I have starved myself to be thin in the past”

Luisa Zissman has opened up about her bottle battles, admitting there was a time when she felt so under pressure to be thin she starved herself.

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by Jack White |

Mum-of-one Luisa, 26, also hit out at celebrities such as Nicole Richie and Victoria Beckham for ‘promoting thinspiration’.

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Writing in her column for the Daily Star, Luisa said: “Today's body role models have booted out the heroin chic hailed by the likes of Rachel Zoe, Victoria Beckham and Paris Hilton, replaced by curvaceous stars such as Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Nikki Minaj who celebrate their womanly shape of hips, ass and thighs.”

Luisa praised stars such as Nicki Minaj for promoting a fuller figure
Luisa praised stars such as Nicki Minaj for promoting a fuller figure

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But the Big Brother star voiced her dismay at some celebrities who are still promoting a thin body image, insisting that it is not natural.

She continued: “Some celebs are still trying to feed us the crap that they are naturally a size 000 (yes, that does now exist). I think it’s about as attractive as a dead girl walking.

“Nicole Richie looked like a corpse in a silver dress at this year’s Met Gala, while Millie Mackintosh continues to ‘star’ on pro-anorexia websites and Hollyoaks Stephanie Waring is disappearing before our eyes.”

She said that Nicole Richie looked like a corpse at the Met Gala this year

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Luisa also aired her concern that these celebrities and fashion magazines using ‘skinny’ models promotes a bad image for young girls.

[It] is so irresponsible, especially to vulnerable teens growing up and acclimatising to their own changing shape.

“I have starved myself to be thin, shrinking down to a small size 6. On reflection, it leaves me devastated to think I felt I had to do that to be happy.”

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