with Eating Disorders
"Dancing with the Stars" dance partner Lacey Schwimmer admitted to Access Hollywood in 2009 to getting "really, really scarily thin" during her fight with anorexia and using diet pills.
Lacey said her eating disorder troubles began at age 13 when she spent 10-hour days dancing. In order to keep her weight down, Lacey would regularly skip meals.
At 18, Lacey starting using diet pills, helping her lose 15 pounds off her 5'3" frame. Joining the cast of "DWTS" helped fuel her eating disorder even further. Fellow dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy was quoted saying, "The camera adds 10 pounds. You have to do something about this," gearing it towards Lacey and Cheryl Burke.
Lacey said that seeing her frail frame being featured in In Touch prompted her to drop her harmful habits.
"I am comfortable in my own skin finally," Lacey said.
Pop icon Lady Gaga enthralls audiences all over the world with her outrageous lyrics and costumes. But according to a biography about the singer, Lady Gaga may be turning to unhealthy eating habits to maintain her provocative onstage persona. According to Maureen Callahan’s “Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga,” Lady Gaga regularly starves herself in order to fit into revealing stage costumes. The biography claims that Lady Gaga, who can reportedly lose up to 20 pounds between fittings, was hospitalized six times in 2009 for diet-related maladies. Lady Gaga has denied that she has an eating disorder.
Ever since the untimely death of Leila Pahlavi I have been biting my fingers to avoid putting pen to paper. I picked up the pen in the hopes that her death -- by turning our attention to depression, and eating disorders amongst our women -- might help other young girls and women who might find themselves in her predicament.
One of Uruguay’s top fashion models, Luisel Ramos was told she could achieve international fame if she simply lost weight. After following a strict diet of lettuce and Diet Coke for several months, Luisel Ramos, 22, suffered a fatal heart attack backstage at a fashion show during Uruguay’s Fashion Week in 2006. At the time of her death, 5’9” Luisel weighed just 98 pounds with a BMI of 14.5. The World Health Organization considers a BMI of less than 16 to be a sign of starvation. In 2007, Luisel’s younger sister Eliana, also a model, was found dead in her grandparents’ home at the age of 18. Eliana also suffered a heart attack as a result of malnutrition.
The death of the Ramos sisters sparked a debate within the fashion world, prompting many fashion houses and shows to take measures to curb too-thin models within the industry.
The beautiful singer that's rumored to be pregnant with her second child admitted during her documentary Riches to Rags. "I used to vomit after meals. It's not something I'm proud of. A lot of people came up to me telling me how great I looked and I'd be on the cover of every magazine...But I wasn't happy."