Katharine McPhee reveals battle with bulimia

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 22nd 2006 7:16PM
katharine mcpheeIn tomorrow's issue of People magazine, Katharine McPhee (who looks like a sex kitten in the photo spread) talks about a five-year battle with bulimia. She says that her audition for American Idol is what turned it all around for her. After she learned she was "going to Hollywood", she enrolled at the Eating Disorder Center of California in LA. For three months, she went there six days a week for group and individual therapy. McPhee says the pressures of growing up in Los Angeles and her years in dance classes made her self conscious about her body image. Interestingly, she was 30 pounds heavier when she auditioned for Idol than she was when we saw her last season. She says, her lessons about "intuitive eating" are what helped her lose the weight. Katharine even goes so far as to tell People, "American Idol saved my life."

By the way. Did anyone else know that Katharine, 22, has a boyfriend who's 41?

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SuperFan Ken

Sorry, I didn't watch American Idol, so I didn't know who this was. Sorry she is/was battling bulimia.

Looking at the pictures in the People story, I liked her "girl next door" look at the beginning of AI over her "just one of many" pretty girl look now.

June 24 2006 at 12:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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