self magazine

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Having been a model and knowing what goes down at photo shoots, I feel a lot more comfortable with myself now. When I was 17 and modeling in Hong Kong, a lot of my roommates were unhealthy—laxative teas were big—and I had my problems, too. I’d starve myself for a day, and the next day I was hungry, tired and miserable. When I felt so bad about not being able to fit into size 0 jeans, I realized I had to make a change. Being beautiful doesn’t mean being skinny. It’s about being healthy.”

                                              Shay Mitchell - Self Magazine