Lisa Rinna was proud as her 17-year-old daughter, Amelia Gray Hamlin, bravely opened up about her struggle with anorexia on Tuesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Amelia, whose father is Harry Hamlin (of L.A. Law and Mad Men fame) sat down with her mother, Lisa (ex-Billie, Days of Our Lives; ex-Taylor, Melrose Place) and explained her battle with the eating disorder.
Not only was she consumed with being skinny, but she was also obsessed with food. In fact, the model revealed it got so bad at one point that she could have died.
“No matter how many deaths anorexia causes, no matter how much blindness, no matter how much hair loss, all I cared about was the skinniness. It’s hard,” she told her mother.
Amelia also explained how people in the public eye are more consumed with being a certain weight.
“I hope people in the entertainment industry can stop putting up this facade of being perfect because we all have s—,” she shared.
“Probably we’re all way worse than everyone else. Literally, every single one of my friends, and I’m sure every single one of your friends, they think about how many calories they’re consuming in a day.”
She added, “When they sit down for a meal, they look at the bread basket and they think, ‘Holy s—.’”
The teenager first went public with her anorexia in an Instagram post she shared back in March 2018.
Though it was one of the worst times of her life, Amelia is hopeful she can help other men and women struggling with the same disease.
“I don’t want what happened to me to happen to other people,” she shared.
“There’s so much that I need to say about anorexia because I get so many girls commenting like, ‘Help me, I can’t believe you got out of it. How did you do this?’ But I’m not out of it. I’m never going to be out of it.”