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6 Black Stars You May Not Have Known Battled Eating Disorders

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Kerry Washington

The “Scandal” star is known as one of the most confident and beautiful faces in Hollywood, but even the woman behind Olivia Pope struggled with her body image at one point. Washington admitted that during her college days she would go on unhealthy binging cycles and then exercise for hours.

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Oprah Winfrey

The media mogul has made it a part of her goal to bring the discussion of eating disorders in the Black community to more people’s attention. The famous talk show host explained that many people battle with the way they perceive their bodies and she was one of them. She identified herself as an emotional eater and claimed that on one of her most stressful days she ate an entire pack of hot dogs by herself.

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