Megan McKenna: ‘I’ve had so many issues with my weight’

Megan McKenna weight and body issues

by Katherine Romeo |
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Megan McKenna speaks out after being targeted by trolls

She’s known for her knockout figure but Megan McKenna was forced to hit back at trolls who recently criticised her slimmer frame and accused her of having an eating disorder.

The former TOWIE star – who's in an on/off romance with Love Island star Mike Thalassitis - insisted: “It’s not OK to call someone fat so why is it OK to call me anorexic? The pressure of trolls on social media can be very stressful. I need to stop caring about what other people say. I’m a strong person but I am only human and sometimes things can get to me. Some (comments) can be really nasty.”

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Megan went on to explain her fluctuating weight is due to her battle with coeliac disease – a severe intolerance to gluten - which she was diagnosed with as a child.

The 25-year old added: “Apparently, I starve myself. But because I have a wheat allergy and am coeliac I have so many issues with my weight. A couple of months back I had so much abuse saying my legs were so bony.

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“But I had food poisoning and I came out of hospital and just because I dealt with it in private and no one knew about it, I was getting so much abuse."

Opening up about her coeliac diagnosis, she said: "I was always an ill child. I had half a year off school [aged seven] because I was so unwell. That's when they started doing tests on me, but it took them four to five years to find out what was wrong."

Read more about Megan's body issues in this week's Closer magazine, available to buy now.

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