SPOT­LIGHT ON BU­LIMIA

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Celebri­ties who’ve ad­mit­ted suf­fer­ing from an eat­ing dis­or­der

● DEMI LO­VATO The 20-year-old singer said she started hav­ing food is­sues at the age of three, and has since bat­tled anorexia, bu­limia and self-harm. She says it runs in her fam­ily and be­lieves she was born with it, though ad­mits it was made worse by be­ing bul­lied at school.

● JANE FONDA In 2011, Jane Fonda opened up to her life­long body im­age is­sues, from pu­berty to her fifties, ex­plain­ing how the older you get, the tougher it is to re­cover. The 75-year-old ac­tress says she’s now at peace with her body.

● LADY GAGA Fight­ing back against con­stant me­dia scru­tiny of her weight, she ad­mit­ted late last year that she has bat­tled with eat­ing dis­or­ders since she was 15. She set up a cam­paign, Body Rev­o­lu­tion 2013, urg­ing fans to post pho­tos of them­selves in their un­der­wear in or­der to ‘cel­e­brate your tri­umph over in­se­cu­ri­ties’.

● NI­COLE SCHERZINGER Last year, the 35-year-old singer opened up about her bat­tles with bu­limia dur­ing her Pussy­cat Doll days. Suf­fer­ing for many years, she says she was dis­gusted and em­bar­rassed about what she saw as an ad­dic­tion.

● POR­TIA DE ROSSI The 40-year-old ac­tress opened up about her bu­limia as a teenage model in her mem­oir Un­bear­able Light­ness, con­fess­ing to tak­ing 20 lax­a­tives a day and ex­er­cis­ing ob­ses­sively.

● VIC­TO­RIA BECK­HAM The 39-year-old ad­mit­ted to suf­fer­ing from an eat­ing dis­or­der dur­ing her early Spice Girls days in her 2011 au­to­bi­og­ra­phy Learn­ing to Fly.

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