Camila Mendes went public with her eating disorder struggles last year and she hopes her story will inspire others to confront their own issues as she wants to be a positive role model.
She said: “It just felt so necessary for me to speak about those things.
“I realised that I have this platform, and young women and men who look up to me, and there is a tremendous power to do something positive with it.”
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She told the new issue of Shape magazine: “This body-positivity movement we’re having right now is so amazing and it’s helping me so much. I’m seeing all these people I look up to, like Rihanna, open up about their weight fluctuations and loving themselves the way they are. That makes me love myself more too.”
As a result, the brunette beauty has stopped dieting and just makes sure she eats healthily and is “proud” she’s overcome her problems.
She said: “I was always on some kind of weird diet but I haven’t been on one since. I’m very proud of myself.”
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She tells herself: “You’re fine. You look good. This is your prime, so enjoy it.”