She’s the Australian Victoria’s Secret model who recently came clean about her decade-long battle with body dysmorphia.
And now Bridget Malcolm taken to her blog to reveal why, even in recovery, she still has an ‘aversion’ towards looking in the mirror.
In the new post, the Freemantle-native, 26, opened up that in the height of struggles with her body, she would ‘get lost’ looking at her reflection and ‘become obsessed’ with her perceived ‘flaws’.
‘Aversion’: Model Bridget Malcolm has opened up about her aversion towards the mirror in a candid new blog post
‘My face was too round, lips too thin, and just plain boring’: The New York-based stunner opened up about her past struggles with her appearance
Model material: Bridget reached perhaps the pinnacle of the modeling industry in 2016 when she was chosen to appear in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (pictured)
‘I really used to hate the way I looked. I thought that my face was too round, lips too thin, and just plain boring,’ she wrote in the emotional post.
‘In the gym I would always work out as far from the back as possible, just to avoid seeing myself in the mirror. On set I would avoid looking at myself in the mirror during hair and makeup as much as possible.’
While she admits to a continued avoidance now in recovery, it is for very different reasons.
Survivor: Bridget opened up about her struggle this week and apologised for promoting an unhealthy diet, and said she was suffering from ‘disordered eating’ when she shared the advice
‘I am content with the way I look’: After being in the modelling industry for a decade, Bridget has finally found peace with herself
‘I am content with the way I look in a way I never was in my early 20’s,’ Bridget told readers.
‘I still have an aversion to the mirror, but it is a different one now. Instead of staring into the mirror, focusing and hating my face, it is more of a ”nose still on? Yep great. No sleep in my eyes? Cool, seeya!”.’
The revelation comes days after Bridget opened up about her struggle and apologised for promoting an unhealthy diet, revealing she was suffering from ‘disordered eating’ when she shared the advice.
Change: Instead of staring into the mirror, focusing and hating my face, it is more of a ”nose still on? Yep great. No sleep in my eyes? Cool, seeya!” Bridget wrote in the blog post
Home grown beauty: Bridget’s honesty about the depths of her disorder came afters years of denial she was too thin for the ultra-competitive world of modelling
The long-time vegan confessed under a ‘clean eating’ mantra she was fearful of eating unplanned meals despite exercising several hours a day.
‘If someone offered me a piece of fruit to eat, I would become so anxious and fearful at the thought of having to eat it (something unplanned) that I would nearly be sick with worry,’ Bridget confessed in a previous post.
Bridget’s honesty about the depths of her disorder came afters years of denial she was too thin for the ultra-competitive world of modelling which she entered after being scouted aged just 14.