Scheana Shay Opens Up About Anorexia

Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay is sharing why she took offense to a joke Stassi Schroeder made about her being anorexic and is revealing that she struggled with an eating disorder in the past. She opened up about the topic on The Daily Dish podcast and revealed how she maintains her health today.

“I was 20 years old. I was going to be moving out to Hollywood. I wanted to be an actress. Thin was in 11 years ago. Kim Kardashian was not a thing. It wasn’t cool to have a big butt. For me, I was just like, ‘I don’t want to work out, so the only way I know how to get skinny is to stop eating.'”

By the end of the year, Scheana was almost down to 100 pounds. “I remember stepping on the scale the day of my college graduation, and I was 102. I was like, ‘Yes, I’m almost under 100.’ I was proud of myself.”

Scheana remembers friends noticing her getting too skinny and pointing out that she was losing her curves. She said she started eating regularly again, but then would often take laxatives to counterbalance the weight gain. “I was doing any quick fix to get the weight off.”

Fans of the show may have noticed that Scheana recently lost a bit of weight, but she maintains it was done in a healthy way and that she no longer struggles with anorexia.

“I put on weight between 23 and 26, because I drank beer, wine, Champagne, Fireball, Jameson, everything with sugar, on a regular basis.”

Scheana says she gained 20 pounds of “alcohol weight” and lost it through a healthy diet and exercise.

“I eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and I work out, so I’m able to keep it off.”

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  • nycbunny123

    Yep, drinking that much will get you porky. Have to stick to Grey Goose and soda with a twist!

  • cat62

    too skinny

  • Trixiebelle

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. EVERYONE on television is anorexic. All you ever see them do is go out to eat and drink and yet they are all skeletal thin.