Snooki: I ‘Almost Died’ from Anorexia

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.

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