Hills star Stephanie Pratt opens up for the first time in the new issue of Us Weekly about hating her body and her terrifying secret struggle with bulimia – sparked, she says, by the pressure of appearing alongside her super-thin friends on the hit MTV reality show.
The 5-foot-7 23-year-old reveals she began bingeing and purging after watching a scene she shot with Lauren Conrad in 2007 after first joining the cast: â€œI was horrified. I remember saying, â€˜I can’t believe how huge I look walking over to Lauren.’â€
Another time, when filming in Hawaii in bikinis, the size 0-2 Pratt â€“- in a bikini and cover-up – asked costar Audrina Patridge, â€œWhat looks better, ‘shirt on or off?’â€ Patridge said â€˜On.’â€ Says Pratt, â€œThe producers never put pressure on us to lose weight,â€ but adds, â€œIt’s embarrassing working with skinny girls.â€
Source: Us Weekly