TOWIE’s Fran Parman suffered an eating disorder after bullying over her weight
Fran Parman has revealed she suffered from an eating disorder when she was younger.
The TOWIE star has opened up about how cruel school bullies branded her “fat”.
And the 30-year-old reality TV star admitted she got “bullied for being overweight” when she was aged just 12.
"I think I did [have an eating disorder] when I was younger," she revealed.
"I got bullied for being overweight. I remember very vividly, I walked in and one of the boys called me 'fat' and I was just so heartbroken by it.
“I was in secondary school, year eight. I was just like, 'Oh my gosh, I've got to lose weight. People think I'm fat'…"
She added, in an exclusive interview with OK!: "Another girl, who was actually a close friend of mine's sister, she was like 'thump, thump, thump,' when I was walking up towards her.
“It really, really bothered me. So I stopped eating as much, made sure I was walking home, made sure I was walking to school. Had the scales every day.”
Fran revealed she heard girls at school “giggling” about her weight and that one girl later told her that they had been “taking the Mickey out of me”.
Fran has recently spoken out about the abuse she has received online since becoming a reality star, hitting back at online trolls who have cruelly criticised her figure.
The Eating With My Ex star previously admitted: "I didn’t realise how much I’d put on because I was wearing so many baggy clothes. I looked at it, thought nothing of it."
Speaking on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas, Fran added: "Then I see that there were so many comments, nasty comments. I thought, ‘Hang on a minute, I’ve only put on a little bit of weight.
"Why is it anyone’s business and why does everyone care so much?’"
She stressed: "I've lost two stone now… If I'm determined and focused and I want something, I'll get it."
If you're worried about your health or the health of somebody else, you can contact SEED eating disorder support service on 01482 718130 or on their website, https://seedeatingdisorders.org.uk.
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