Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison: ‘I become obsessed with my weight because of my work out DVD’
Vicky Pattison may have transformed her body since her Geordie Shore days but the reality star has admitted that the pressures of signing a deal to make a work-out DVD caused her to obsess about her weight.
The star dropped from a size 16 to a size 6 in a matter months after laying eyes on a photograph of herself in a bikini on a Marbella beach in 2013 and signed a deal to create her own work-out DVD.
“When I first started losing all my weight I became obsessive,” Vicky told The Irish Daily Mirror.
“Because I was bringing out a DVD a couple of years ago, I was under pressure to be a certain weight at a certain time. In the end it was unrealistic for someone my height.
“I ended up looking too skinny and my mum was worried. My face looked gaunt and I became obsessed.
“I always had it in my head that I needed to be that weight. But when the DVD was over and I took a look at myself, my life and what I’d become wasn’t happy,” she said.
Vicky said she was avoiding socialising for fear of gaining weight and she admitted she wasn’t enjoying life.
“I looked good and I was fitting into size six clothes but I had no social life. I felt guilty if I had a Nando’s or a night out with my makes and that’s not the right way to live,” she said.
Vicky admitted that the paparazzi photograph snapped in Marbella still haunts her and was the final straw that spurred her weight loss.
“I was trying to let my hair down because I’d had a tough couple of months and had broken up with my boyfriend Ricci. I was facing a court battle with everything that happened on Geordie Shore. I was eating my feelings.
“I saw this picture and I will never forget it. That was a catalyst. Pictures like that you can’t hide from,” she said.