Love Island’s Laura Crane opens up about her eating disorder

Love Island 2018 contestant and professional surfer, Laura Crane, has opened up this morning about her five year battle with bulimia.

The professional surfer spoke to Stab magazine about her struggle with the eating disorder from the age of 16. Now 23, Laura believes she recovered two years ago after suffering with bulimia for five years.

Laura credits her time on Love Island to help her become stronger and embrace her athletic physique.

Growing up in a profession that meant her body was constantly on display and the subject of public scrutiny lead her to develop severe body confidence issues.

Credit @lauraloucrane on Instagram

During the interview Laurs highlighted the dangers of social media and how this can have a negative effect on young girls, something which Instagram is now trying to combat. 

By sharing her story she hopes to show people that the glamorous and happy lives we see on Instagram are rarely someone’s reality.

Laura is now one of many reality TV stars who have spoken about mental health after the passing of fellow Love Island star, Sophie Gradon.

Getting help

It is important to remember that the bodies and lives we see online are rarely as perfect as they seem. If you or someone you know is struggling with body image, an eating disorder or mental health issues, there is help available.

Beat

Helpline: 0808 801 0711
Email: help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Samaritans

Helpline: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Mind

Helpline: 0300 123 3393
Text: 86463

SupportLine

Helpline: 01708 765200
Email: info@supportline.org.uk

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