Snooki: I 'Almost Died' from Anorexia

Snooki: I 'Almost Died' from Anorexia-photo

Reality dynamo Snooki is famous for her small stature and pouffy hair, but the Jersey Shore star says that crippling insecurities once caused her to develop a serious eating disorder.

The breakout MTV star tells OK! magazine she suffered from bulimia and anorexia when she was growing up in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The 22-year-old claims it was so bad that at one point her weight dropped to a shocking 80 pounds. "I almost died," said Snooks.

Luckily, Snooki now says that she has learned to develop a healthy body image and she no longer suffers from an eating disorder. It's a good thing Snooki learned to move past those insecurities, because Jersey Shore wouldn't be the same without her unabashed partying and hilarious one-liners.

Has Snooki's story inspired you to deal with your own issues around food? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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  • Mlbb24
    Mlbb24

    YOURE A DOUCHE

  • Mlbb24
    Mlbb24

    Its rude to say shes fat, eating disorders are serious mental issues that people can develop..especially during highschool. Shes beautiful for being who she is and she owns it now, so stop beating down on her. Im not the biggest snooki fan or jersey shore fan, but 80 pounds is tiny and it probably took a lot to get down to that even if its not a dangerous weight for her height, not eating can really take a toll on your body for a long period of time. SO shame on all of you who have said rude things about snooki's weight.

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey

    Personally, I don't care if she is curvy or skinny. But I think she's more beautiful curvy. Not many women have bodies like that. That's why more and more women and teens are very skinny. Get over it.

  • janstezens2
    janstezens2

    What a famewhore. hahaha I CANT WAIT for Jersey Shore Season 3!! Watch FULL EPIODES AT http://www.jerseyshoreseasonepisodes.com they have a sneak peak of the new season!

  • janstezens2
    janstezens2

    hahaha I CANT WAIT for Jersey Shore Season 3!! Watch FULL EPIODES AT http://www.jerseyshoreseasonepisodes.com they have a sneak peak of the new season!

  • CF
    CF

    BS. When I was diagnosed with anorexia I had lost my period for a year, could not even maintain my weight [let alone gain] from week to week, and would not eat anything...I was also much thinner than her.... I started developing disordered eating 8 years ago, I was diagnosed with anorexia 4 years ago, I went to rehab for it, and I still struggle with it... She needs to shut up and stop making up sob stories to get attention. She was nowhere near death. She's 4'9".....I'm taller than her and I weigh around 90 pounds and am healthy by medical standards. Eating disorders don't just go away because you get sick of them. They control your whole life. You CAN'T stop. She's so f*cking full of sh*t.

  • Guest 69
    Guest 69

    Hmmm? Probably just a dabbler in anorexia. I'd say her real addiction(s) (now) is c*ck, booze, and sex with strangers.

  • Calilisious
    Calilisious

    hmm, snooki looks pretty fat to me. why would she put it out there that she was anorexic?? it's like have u not seen Lindsey Lohan or Nicole Ritchi.. Paris Hilton at that, i mean those bitches look anorecix probably even are, u can see they're rib cages. Eww!

  • Megan
    Megan

    Eating only lunch, or just salads? It depends on what she had with her salad. Anorexics tend to eat 500 calories and under each day if they can help it (the perfect amount someone needs is nearly 2000 calories). And you actually cannot be diagnosed with anorexia (as a female) unless you are emaciated and haven't have a period in 3-4 months. Otherwise you simply have the mentality, not the full disorder. So no, she probably didn't have full-blown anorexia.

  • let
    let

    It's a BMI of 17.3 which is significantly underweight. Plus her natural body type is obviously not lean so I'm sure it took a lot of unhealthy practices to get there. You may not like her, but you shouldn't dismiss the seriousness of an eating disorder.

  • germanxxannie
    germanxxannie

    well, that's obviously a thing of the distant past

  • Beebee
    Beebee

    So she traded one eating disorder for another?

  • 8675309
    8675309

    I looked it up and though 80 lbs. is right at the bottom for ideal weight, it's still within the ideal weight for someone her height (if she is indeed 4'9"). I'm not saying she needs to be that weight again, but somewhere in the middle would be healthiest.

  • cindigirl
    cindigirl

    Being that i'm from New Jersey and the trolls on "Jersey Shore" are mostly from New York please do us a favor and rename the show "New York Shore." Most people in Jersey are ashamed that they're connected to a show like that. Doesn't Jersey have a bad enough rep without being coupled with trash like that?

  • spiniton85
    spiniton85

    um, believe it or not, 80 lbs for someone her height (isn't she only like 4'10?) isn't that big of a deal. I have a coworker, who at 110 lbs, is considered overweight by her doctor because of her small stature and height. so... Sorry if I don't buy it.

  • Snooki is Fat and Ugly
    Snooki is Fat and Ugly

    80 lbs would be about right for that height. She's a fatso now.

  • dd
    dd

    Really, someone just wished Snookie would die once and for all??? Dude, it's not that serious.....

  • Jazmine Bennett
    Jazmine Bennett

    hold up...80 lbs is anorexic when you're 4'9"? Since when? I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard weight for that height "anorex·ia ner·vo·sa  –noun Psychiatry . an eating disorder primarily affecting adolescent girls and young women, characterized by pathological fear of becoming fat, distorted body image, excessive dieting, and emaciation." you dont have to be skinny to have anorexia, you just have to have the mental disorder that causes you to THINK your'e fat and starve yourself of vital nutrition.

  • Jazmine Bennett
    Jazmine Bennett

    "Has Snooki's story inspired you to deal with your own issues around food? Share your thoughts in the comments below." If Snooki from the Jersey Shore is inspiring your life, you're a f*ck up.

  • mackenzie
    mackenzie

    you all are just bitter and haters.... get a life!

  • eileen
    eileen

    hold up...80 lbs is anorexic when you're 4'9"? Since when? I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard weight for that height

  • mike hawke
    mike hawke

    "Jersey Shore wouldn't be the same without her unabashed partying and hilarious one-liners." Hilarious one-liners??? Name one. Partying? Yeah, partying on whatever crotch will have her flat, wide ass!

  • David
    David

    Almost doesn't cut it, next time she should do it right and die ones for all. LOL

  • twinklemepink06
    twinklemepink06

    famewhore, indeed. And plus she is NOT anorexic in that picture.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    That's right,famewhores all around us.

  • Nijah
    Nijah

    What a famewhore.