The Daily Mails has the scoop:
The singer claimed that when she looks in the mirror she sees ‘someone who is considerably more overweight than I am.
‘It’s body dysmorphia. I think I look like Michelle McManus.’
Speaking to Love magazine, she added: ‘The reason the fashion world has embraced me is because I lost a stone-and-a-half last year. They probably wouldn’t have when I was heavier.
‘I’ve been on shoots where it’s been “Lunchtime! OK, Lily, do you want a cigarette?” instead of eating lunch.
‘Don’t make me feel guilty about the way I look.
‘Compare me to Kate Moss and all of those supermodels and, yes, I probably am on the podgy side. But in reality I’m fine.’
Miss Allen attacked fashion photographers and stylists for trying to make her feel bad about her size.
When she was younger she had to wear tiny ‘samples’ – early designs released to stylists – on various shoots. ‘You can’t fit into them, and they’re rolling their eyes at you as if it’s your fault.
‘Hold on a second, I’m a pop star, not a model. Don’t make me feel s*** for not being really skinny and having an eating disorder.’
Miss Allen said she had recently gained weight due to steroid injections to treat laryngitis. ‘People say, “Ooh, she’s in love, so she’s put on weight.” No! I’m ill.’
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