Alexa Bliss: The Goddess opens up on her breast implants, body image issues and eating disorder and how she almost died at the age of 17.
Alexa Bliss, the 5-time women’s champion in the WWE is a very assertive and confident character. She has probably the best mic skills among the women in the industry at the moment and often comes across as cocky and arrogant. However, Lexi Kaufman, the woman behind the character was the opposite of that a decade back.
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The 27-year-old revealed that at 17 she suffered from body image issues and had an eating disorder. One that almost killed her. Her doctor urged her mother to admit her to the hospital and help treat her. However, it was only during the second treatment, when they treated her illness like a mental disorder, did she see any progress.
Bliss said during her WWE 365 feature on the WWE Network:
“I’ve had implants since I was 17, we’re just going to throw that out there. When I had my eating disorder, I got down to 85lbs. My doctor told my mom, ‘If she doesn’t get admitted she will die’. They treated my health symptoms; they didn’t treat the mental side of it. The second time I was hospitalised they treated it like a mental disorder and a mental illness. That’s when it actually started getting better.”
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Will never regret Breast Implants
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She revealed that she got herself implants to feel womanly. Before that she felt like a 7-year-old boy and said that it helped her feel better about her body.
“So, I was very self-conscious about my body and the fact that I felt like a seven-year-old boy. There are studies that show it [implants] helps women recover from eating disorders because they feel more womanly and they feel better about their bodies and better about their self-image. All the doctors that were in on this one procedure were my paediatrician, my eating disorder doctor, my psychologist, my psychiatrist. I will never regret doing that for myself because it helped me get over my eating disorders and my body image issues.”
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