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Supermodel Molly Sims reveals she would starve herself for days to be a size zero

Sasha Brady

Published 16/11/2015 | 10:08

CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Molly Sims attends the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Molly Sims attends the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Supermodel Molly Sims has revealed that she was under extreme pressure to be skinny and admits that she would go to extremes to maintain a size zero.

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"I would walk 14 miles a day," the model told HuffPostLive. "It was very difficult to stay the weight that you were supposed to stay. I'm genetically blessed in certain ways, but in terms of […] being a certain size zeo, it was very hard. I didn't eat sometimes for a couple of days."

Model Molly Sims walks down the runway during the Victoria's Secret Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2001 Fashion Show November 13, 2001 at Bryant Park in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
Model Molly Sims walks down the runway during the Victoria's Secret Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2001 Fashion Show November 13, 2001 at Bryant Park in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)

The mother-of-two admits that she never felt comfortable with her appearance when she was at the peak of her modelling career.

"You never think you look good at the moment, but then you see that picture five years later and you're like, 'Damn girl I look good,' " she said. "At that time, I thought I was so heavy."

The 42-year-old claimed that she was constantly having her flaws pointed out to her, even when she was a size zero/two (UK size four/siz).

"I remember them saying to me, 'You've got to stop going to the gym.' I was always known as the muscular girl," she recalled. "Or, 'Your nose is crooked.' I didn't know my nose was crooked for the first 20 years of my life. You get that in your head."

The comments started to get to her and soon Sims started to believe they were true. She was so desperate to improve her appearance that she once asked a plastic surgeon to make her calves smaller.

"That's the obsessiveness that we can get into, never feeling that you're good enough," she said.

Sims' priorities have shifted now that she is married to American film producer, Scott Stuber, and the mother to three-year-old son Brooks Alan and seven-month-old daughter Scarlett May

"I think other things have become more important," she said. "What I look like, it doesn't have as much weight. […] Now that I have a husband and a family and I have kids, I'm not consumed with trying to get into the size two. Who gives a s--- if I'm in a size siz (UK size 10)?"

The model now understands that beauty is not dependant on weight or size.

"What we all learn is that beauty isn't a size two, it's not a size four, it's not a size 12," she said. "It's how you feel."

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