Look Up At the Stars!

Celebrities publicly annonced as bulimic and anorexic on magasines.

We live in a world where being pretty means being skinny, tall and physically developed. But does is mean that we have to change the way we are to be beautiful? Some people might think that being the skinniest one and focusing on what others think about what you, wear, what you eat and what you do, matters, but as long as you feel start to realise that it does not matter at all, your life gets easier. Some people, who suffer from anorexia and bulimia, are too preoccupied with the opinion of others that they start changing themselves. Celebrities are constantly being judge by what they eat, who they look and more, so when we talk about anorexia and bulimia, they might be one on the first group of people we might think about. Many celebrities such as Paula Abdul (a dancer, choreograph and singer (American Idol judge)), Lady Gaga (singer), Demi Lovato (singer, actress), Kate Winslet (actress), Elton John (actor) and many more have battled with eating disorders or are currently battling with it. Some of them have sought for professional help. Statistics show that without any treatment, up to 20% of people with anorexia die; and with treatment, only 2-3% of people with anorexia die. According to Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders Inc., some statistics on anorexia are known to be the highest ones in all of the psychological disorders. It is also known that up to 60% fully recover from their tough lives and start living a free life again. Fortunately, many celebrities have overcome this disorder and are still alive and healthier than before. It is difficult for anorexic and bulimic celebrities to come out and talk about their personal issues because they are constantly being watched, but as role models for many teenagers, they represent a big part of our social lives.  

Virginie Lauzière