Alexa Chung: ‘I Don’t Have an Eating Disorder’
Alexa Chung’s lithe figure has been the subject of hot debate, and now the former It’s On With Alexa Chung host wants to reassure everyone that she does not have an eating disorder.
“I cannot express how frustrating it is to not be believed when you say, ‘I don’t have an eating disorder’,” the 26-year-old “It” girl told Elle UK (via People). “I am naturally very thin,” continued Alexa, “I get even thinner when I’m stressed, you cannot imagine how stressed I was last year [while taping It’s On with Alexa Chung].”
The fashionable celeb, who currently has an adorable fashion line out with Madewell, gets even more distressed when young women with eating disorders look up to her for inspiration.
“It angers me because I don’t want to be a pin-up for young girls just for being thing,” said Alexa, “I don’t want to be admired for being thin as opposed to being dressed well, and I don’t want the two to get confused.”
Alexa’s super-thin frame has landed her as something of an idol amongst the pro-ana community. Photos of Alexa often pop up on “thinspiration” blogs, who use photos of skinny celebs as “inspiration” to get thinner.
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