Joanna Krupa comes across as überconfident on The Real Housewives of Miami. Case in point: during the Bravo reality show's opening credits, the Polish beauty proudly proclaims, "Don't hate me because I have it all. Hate me because I'm beautiful." Underneath that bold exterior, however, lies a girl who secretly struggled with an eating disorder in her early twenties.
"I gained weight and struggled to lose it quickly in order to pursue my dreams of being a model," Krupa says. "Being 20 years old, I had no idea how to lose weight fast and laxatives were an easy way out."