Zoe Kravitz: Mom’s Beauty, Dad’s Supermodel Girlfriends Spawned Decade-Long Battle With Anorexia And Bulimia

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While actress Zoe Kravitz is seen as one of the most beautiful people in Hollywood, the 30-year-old star admits she struggled to feel comfortable in her skin growing up as Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet‘s daughter.

The Big Little Lies star covered the July issue of British Vogue and said growing up in the public eye and around certain people, including her famous parents, she felt pressure to look a certain way, which led to an eating disorder that lasted a decade.

“I think it came from a lot of things,” she said. “My mother was so beautiful and so tiny, I always felt clunky around her, and then my dad was always surrounded by supermodels… I was short, and you feel uncomfortable in your skin anyway at that age.”

It also didn’t help that the people she went to school with looked and acted nothing like her, putting even more attention on her look.

“My peers were wealthy white kids – jocks and cheerleaders – and I felt super alienated,” she said. “On the cusp of being a teenager you’re trying to figure out who you are, and when there is no reflection of you anywhere you look, you feel like a freak.”

In a previous interview in 2015 where she revealed her past with eating disorders, the beauty said with her parents’ support, she was able to turn things around and rid herself of intense self-doubt.

“I feel like something has left my body, like some part of me is gone now, something that was making me so insecure,” she said at the time. “And it feels amazing.”

Hit the flip to see photos of a much younger Zoe, including during the years when she was struggling to love her body.

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