On why she’s been so open about her eating disorder:
‘It’s important for me to be open about my health and things I’ve been through cause I’ve realized when I was younger, I didn’t have anybody in the public eye to look up to that I admired. I didn’t have anybody who was setting a good example about real stuff. Had I had someone in the public that I really admired come out and say “it’s ok that you’re not dealing with stuff well”… I want to be that person. I grew up in a time when socialites were taking over Hollywood – that it was cool to be super, super-skinny and partying…it was unachievable. There was no-one around to say “it’s ok”. I just want to be that for other people.
On her first body image issues:
When I was four years old and I remember looking in the mirror and thinking I was fat. I was constantly feeling guilty about my weight. I was overeating to compensate for not feeling worthy enough and then not knowing what to do.
… says Demi.