15 Celebs Who Overcame Eating Disorders

July 9, 2014  |  
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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson shot to fame by winning the first season of “American Idol.” But before she was crowned winner, Clarkson had to deal with weight issues back in high school. The 32-year-old developed an eating disorder during her first year in high school after losing a part in a school musical to a less talented but skinnier singer. “I thought if I came back and I was cuter and thinner — then I’ll get the role,” Kelly said to “CosmoGirl” magazine. “The lesson I took from that was purely superficial, but that’s what I grew up thinking for a long time. It wasn’t smart, and I headed straight into an eating disorder and became bulimic for the next six months.”

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