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Coco opens up about eating disorder

By Claire Cudahy,
Coco Austin at a party in Las Vegas. (Nevada)

The bodacious star of Ice Loves Coco opened up about her former body issues in an interview with Sister to Sister Magazine, admitting that she even resorted to bulimia.

Coco Austin—who used to look a whole lot different—confessed that she battled an eating disorder in her late teens after a director in a photo shoot told her she was getting fat and needed to lose weight.

"When I was 18, the J. Lo butt was not in. To have a booty was not the thing. You were considered fat if you had a booty. I was being cast in stuff where you'll see all these really beanpole-looking white girls with blond hair and big boobs. That's what I wanted to be,” she told S2S, according to Radar Online.

The curvaceous 32-year-old blonde took the criticism to heart, turning to dangerous dieting for fast results.

"When I heard that I went into full craziness,” she explained to the magazine. “I went and tried everything from diet pills to cleansing to everything you could possibly do to get rid of your butt. Bulimia - I tried that but I love my food too much."

But this is all behind Coco now, who has gained the most sincere confidence from her relationship with hip-hop husband and Law & Order: SVU star, Ice-T.

"I told her, 'You got a little waist and a nice, round butt.' I said, 'That's what's unique about you. The boobs - anybody can go buy them,’" Ice-T added.

 

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