An influencer with nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram admitted that industry pressure to stay thin drove her to maintain a diet of only cigarettes, cocaine, black coffee, and tiny tapas.
Ruby Matthews, a 25-year-old Australian model and blogger, allowed her fans to have an intimate Q&A session with her. When a fan asked her how she kept such a slim body before she had her two children, she revealed the heartbreaking truth.
Fortunately, people were supportive of Matthews' shocking honesty. The mother also called for more body positivity and acceptance of models and women of all different sizes.
Matthews' followers were supportive of her honesty.
"You are amazing!!!. In a world where everyone is always trying to project that they are “perfect” you are a breath of fresh air. Thanks for keeping it real."
"I think you are gorgeous in any size!! I need this inspiration, as I am unhappy with my body.. I always feel like I need to be thinner no matter what and won’t listen to people when they tell me otherwise .. it’s all In my head, I’ve never actually been bullied or told I was fat I’ve done it to myself ...To have someone I look up to think this isn’t desirable makes me feel a tad better !! Thank you for your honesty some of us girls really need it."