I vowed not to eat until I was as thin as Posh

Rachael Johnston featured in the Daily Mirror, August 6, 2009 Daily Mirror - August 6, 2009
By Rachael Johnston, 18

I'd look at the pictures of Victoria Beckham for hours and hours - those stick-thin legs and jutting collar bones.

‘Doesn’t she look amazing’ I’d think. I was just 13 at the time but I’d pinned a picture of my head on to Posh’s body.

It was my inspiration – what I could look like if I could just stop eating for long enough.
That picture hadn’t been airbrushed but for anyone in doubt about whether photos of celebrities affect the way teenage girls think, I am living proof (though only just living).

For four years I starved myself to look like Victoria and my other idol Nicole Richie. Anorexia came to rule my life and messed me up so much I even tried to kill myself three times…

Read the full Daily Mirror article here

Rachael's story was featured in Woman's Own magazine in February 2010overlay
Rachael Johnston featured in Woman's Own, February 1, 2010
Rachael's story was also featured in Reveal Magazineoverlay
Rachael's story featured in Reveal Magazine

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