Michelle: My battle with body issues
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