Thought Stephanie Pratt had the perfect life?
Judging by the numerous dinner dates, exotic holidays and girlie evenings we’ve watched her enjoy on Made In Chelsea, you’d be forgiven for assuming so.
But things haven’t always been so glamorous for the reality star. In fact, her younger years couldn’t have been more different from what we see on the show.
Now Stephanie, 29, has opened up about her difficult past in her new autobiography Made In Reality, an extract of which which has been published in New!
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In the book, Stephanie opens up about how she battled bulimia after rising to fame on MIC‘s American equivalent The Hills. And it makes for pretty harrowing reading.
Her weight plummeted to an alarming 7.5st when the programme came to an end in 2009.
‘I lost about 6lbs in two weeks but bulimia made my face very puffy. So I freaked out and began going on crazy little diets, like I’d only eat Tic Tacs,’ writes Stephanie.
Luckily for the LA-born lady, she later learnt the importance of regular exercise and clean eating.
But that’s not the only shocking thing that Stephanie’s have to deal with. Back in her teen years, she suffered from a very serious drug addiction.
While attending Santa Monica’s prestigious Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences, Stephanie started using both cocaine and crystal meth.
‘I was 14 or 15 [when I first smoked crystal meth]…. I was on the extreme level and addiction developed instantly,’ she tells fans.
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‘[I smoked] probably four times before school, then at snack… probably 12 or 13 times a day.’
She also recalls her 2006 arrest, when she was apprehended by police in Hawaii for attempting to steal $4,000 worth of designer clothes while under the influence of drugs.
‘I didn’t care about anything. I could live or die, I didn’t care. I had nothing to get out of bed for, nothing was exciting,’ she explains.
‘I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed. When I landed back in LA, mum took me back home and I went upstairs to my old bedroom and I felt so much shame.’
We’re just so glad you’ve managed to work through your issues, Steph.