Tara Reid refutes rumors and speculation that she has an eating disorder in a brand new magazine interview.
The rumors have plagued the 47-year-old “American Pie” actress for years and now she has cleared the air in a conversation with the actress Inquisitor of Los Angeles.
“I don’t have anorexia and never have,” she told reporter Derek Warburton.
“And I definitely don’t have bulimia.” I’m terrified of vomiting, so that’s not going to happen. And I love food too much.’
However, the Josie and the Pussycat star looked almost unrecognizable in the accompanying photo shoot for the interview.
Tara was heavily made up and styled for the shoot and emphasized in the interview that she was tired of people talking about her weight.
Speaking up: Tara Reid addresses “bullying” in a new cover interview with Los Angeles Inquisitor magazine.
Clarification: Tara Reid is tired of the constant speculation about an eating disorder (Image: 2016)
The naturally thin actress said: “So anyone who says I’m anorexic or bulimic is wrong.” So stop it. Leave me alone. Bullying me again for something else, but not for these two things. That is not right.’
The “American Pie” star also said that the ongoing speculation about her weight was a form of bullying that had led her to a dark place.
That’s one of the reasons she decided to take part in Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.
The Sharknado actress joined the cast of the military training competition to “overcome certain issues that she has deep inside.”
“I thought, if I could do this, I’ll try it, maybe I can overcome some of the things that I have, like the darkness inside of me,” she shared. “And a lot of it is about bullying.”
Unrecognizable: The American Pie star appeared heavily made up for her latest photo shoot
Stylish: Tara was seen in several sexy poses in the photo series
Wild Thing! Tara wore a leopard print jacket and sunglasses in another cool shot
And even though she was the first contestant to leave the show, she has no regrets.
“I’m so glad I did it because it really helped me. “It made me learn about my strength, my mental strength, my inner strength – not necessarily my physical strength,” she said.
“But I learned a lot about myself and came away feeling like a better person.”
And Tara was surprised by the overwhelmingly positive support she received from her fans in DMs, showing her that she had done a great job and that they were proud of her.
Thin by nature: The rumors have been following the 47-year-old “Josie and the Pussycat” star for years and she clarified the facts in an interview with the “Los Angeles Inquisitor” (Image: 2018).
The naturally thin actress added: “So anyone who says I’m anorexic or bulimic is wrong.” So stop it. Leave me alone. Bullying me again for something else, but not for these two things. It’s not right’ (Image: 2022)
Then: Tara (pictured above in 2003) has always been naturally slim
“And I read it out loud with Nate, my boyfriend, and we cried at times because it felt so good because I never felt that support.”
Tara also took the time to address fans, who reached out to him and lifted their spirits.
“Thank you for making me feel good again.” Because you can’t write back to everyone – it’s too hard – but I wanted to make a statement. Thank you to everyone who supported me and made me feel better and really made me want to be a better person.
“I appreciated every single comment from every single fan and I just want to thank everyone.”