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Ashlee’s anorexic angst

Jessica Simpson’s younger sister Ashlee has confessed to suffering from anorexia in her early teens. “When I went to ballet school, I was around a lot of girls with eating disorders, and I actually had a minor one myself,” she reveals. “It was about six months of not eating too much at all. I was 11 and 5 feet 2 and about 70 pounds [32 kilos].” The actress and singer credits her family for supporting her through the battle with the eating disorder. Ashlee reckons she’s happy with the way she looks now, saying she has “amazing boobs”. She adds, “I think it’s sexy not to be a bone, and it’s sad when people get too weight-conscious and don’t look in the mirror and see themselves as being as beautiful as they are.” [8 December 2005]

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