Washington: Model Tila Tequila has revealed that she has an eating disorder, but insists it’s not because she wants to be skinny.
Tila, 29, a naturally petite girl, also said that the eating disorder has more to do with her trying to gain weight than to lose it.
“I too, have a eating disorder. But not because I want to be skinny, but because I want to gain weight and can’t,” Radar Online quoted her as saying.
“When I’m happy and healthy and stress free, I eat better and maintain a healthy weight and my body stays in great shape and my face is fuller and plump. It looks good on me.
“However, lately, I have lost a lot of weight and am now down to only 87 pounds.
“I’ve battled with this eating disorder my whole life... I put pressure on myself to constantly eat, but once I put pressure on myself, that’s when eating is no longer a ‘natural’ thing to do for me and ironically becomes the opposite. I then lose my appetite and lose my weight,” she said.
She also revealed that because of her busy schedule she’s doing the best she can to pack on the pounds using weight-gaining drinks.
“My body makes me feel un-sexy and self-conscious about myself and that is also the pressure to look good in Hollywood. I want to gain weight but it’s so hard for me,” she added.