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Anorexia Hair Loss Victoria Secret Model Bridget Malcolm

Modeling Industry: A Victoria’s Secret Model Anorexia Hair Loss Story About Bridget Malcolm

Bridget said on her blog that she was getting the most job bookings in her modeling career when she was at her skinniest. Here is what she said…

“I have been rewarded with my highest profile clients when my hips were at their smallest (33 inches). And when I gained half an inch from that, I lost those clients – being told that my body did not look good enough. I’m thankful that the sheer insanity of being rejected over half an inch of gain (which was not enough to get my periods back, or stop my hair from falling out) was enough to get myself into recovery from my eating disorder.”

Aftermath Of A Victoria’s Secret Model Anorexia Hair Loss Story

Female pattern hair loss along with her missed periods tells me her hormones were severely imbalanced. Healthy foods help to balance your hormone levels which in turn helps to create healthy cells to keep your body in proper working order. 

Other hormone female hair loss causes include pregnancy hair loss and menopause hair loss.

See the full list of female hair loss causes here.

Although she was rejected from work when she gained a half an inch more around her hips, that became a blessing in disguise because that was when she addressed her eating disorder head on and got the help that she needed in just this past year.

She is now “free from food fear” as she puts it. Bridget decided she would go back to modeling if she could get jobs where she could work at a healthy weight and she did!

Today the size 4 model now works at modeling jobs with clients who accept her at her size.

She continues to state “My health is my utmost priority. If my job got in the way of my health, then I would move on from modeling.”

“It has taken a lot of work and recovery, but I am so grateful that there is a place in the industry for me now, at my healthy weight,” she said on Instagram. 

In Conclusion About Nutrition And Anorexia Hair Loss

Nutrition is so very important for healthy thicker hair growth. Yes I sound like your mother when I tell you to make sure you eat and don’t skip your meals but I will not apologize for it.

I have seen people with diabetes change their eating habits to oblige how the doctor is telling them they should eat and saw hair growth on what used to be thinning hair. Now mind you this person was not starving themselves but they just used to eat the wrong foods, they went from eating cookies and cakes to eating fish and vegetables for example.

Other helpful habits to get healthy hair growth include getting the proper vitamin nutrition intake. See more nutrition tips here.

It’s important to eat not just healthy food but enough of it, a celery stick for lunch is not enough. As model Bridget Malcolm will tell you from experience, starving her body from food caused her hair to fall out! I am so happy she got the help she needed. Love her bravery for coming out and be a strength for other women.

If you or someone you know might possibly have an eating disorder here is the National Eating Disorders Helpline at 1-800-931-2237.


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