Michelle: My bat­tle with body is­sues

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FLAM­BOY­ANT US TV star Michelle Vis­age re­vealed how she used to strug­gle with her weight.

The Strictly Come Danc­ing con­tes­tant, left, said: “I was re­ly­ing on my body for hap­pi­ness and that is a huge fal­lacy. Even if you lose those last pounds, all the things in your life that suck will suck af­ter. Plus, you’ll be hun­gry.”

As a young dancer Michelle, 50, even “over­dosed” on lax­a­tives in a mis­taken be­lief they would help her slim.

“Now, I lis­ten to my body. I nur­ture it,” said the Ru­Paul’s Drag Race star. “I eat con­sciously, en­rich­ing it with ev­ery lit­tle bite, rather than starv­ing it, or poi­son­ing it with pro­cessed food.” An ex­er­cise fan, she added: “I treat my­self with kind­ness and re­spect.”

Dis­miss­ing the “curse” of Strictly, she said: “It makes me laugh that peo­ple think it’s a thing. My hus­band of 22 years is the love of my life.”

●●Michelle Vis­age: The Diva Rules, Chron­i­cle Books

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