KELLY CLARKSON: HOW SHE OVERCAME A EATING DISORDER

Published on: June 21, 2007
KELLY CLARKSON: HOW SHE OVERCAME A EATING DISORDER

Kelly Clarkson comes clean that she was bulimic in high school. In the August issue of CosmoGirl, the American Idol explains that the sickness was a result of being turned down for a role in her high school musical. She says, "I thought... If I came back and I'm cuter and thinner... then I'll get the role." After six months when a friend noticed, Clarkson reveals, "I just felt so ashamed and embarrassed... I literally went cold turkey and snapped out of it." Since then the pop star has worked hard to create a positive self-image.