Lana Condor Reveals Her Past Struggle With an Eating Disorder

To All the Boys I've Loved Before star opens up about body image in a candid new interview

By Jess Cohen Mar 05, 2019 11:23 PMTags
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Lana Condor is opening up about body image.

The 21-year-old To All the Boys I've Loved Before actress gets candid about her relationship with food and the pressure to maintain a certain shape in her cover story for Elle Canada's April issue.

"I look at my friends, and I'm like, 'You're f--king gorgeous.' But they feel like they're fat and ugly," Condor tells Elle. "I don't know how this happened, that women feel like they need to apologize [for their physical imperfections]."

When asked if she feels that same pressure, Condor replies, "I mean, take away the word 'actor' and just keep 21-year-old: It's hard."

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Condor, who was a contemporary dancer and classically trained ballerina before getting her start in acting, goes on to talk about the pressure dancers feel when it comes to their bodies.

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"You're kind of the first person I've talked to about this, but I know what it's like to have an eating disorder and body dysmorphia—and also what it's like to be a friend to someone who has that," Condor shares with Elle. "I think it's time to give people comfort. You have to eat. You have to stop thinking that a certain body shape is ideal, because it's not."

Condor tells the magazine that she wants to celebrate her relationship with food, "That's why I literally post about every meal I eat."

To read more from Condor's interview, head on over to Elle Canada.

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