Washington: Hayden Panettiere, has revealed that she suffered from Body Dysmorphia in her teenage days, when a tabloid magazine published a photo of her backside with the word "cellulite" plastered across the image.
The incident happened when the American actress was just 16 years old.
“I was mortified Us magazine quoted the Nashville actress as telling the October issue of Women’s Health.
“It gave me such body dysmorphia for so long. But I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better,” she added.
The Whaleman Foundation spokeswoman reportedly uses the stairs and attends Bikram yoga classes in order to stay in shape.
However the actress confessed that she loves eating healthy foods like egg whites and strawberries, but doesn’t follow any specific diet.
“Eating healthy is a constant battle. I love chips," Panettiere told the magazine.
“I find when I`m overly concerned about what I eat, I stress out my body and put on weight,” she added.
The 23-year-old also admits that she looks her best when she feels her best.
“People can tell when you`re happy with being you and when you`re not. It`s only cheesy because it`s true,” she said.
“As I`ve gotten older and grown into my body, I`ve started realizing that the way you carry yourself and that light coming out of your eyes are the most attractive things about you,” she added.
First Published: Monday, September 17, 2012, 18:26