According to a report from Page Six, Olivia Culpo wants to help put an end to the harmful stereotypes often inadvertently perpetuated by social media influencers. The 27-year-old model recently dished on her battle with depression from a few months ago, as well as how it affected her body and mind.
In the caption of two different photos in which she sported a slimmer body, Olivia said that one of the photos was from when she was at her worst, including drinking, smoking, and not eating much food on account of having a loss of appetite.
Olivia said she was actually struggling emotionally while she was taking those photos for her social media account. “But I was still taking photos on social media and pretending everything was great.” Moreover, she stated she was going through a tremendously difficult situation.
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Looking at the difference between these two photos today, and thought it was important to share something with all of you. 2nd photo, a few months ago: I was depressed. I had no appetite, was drinking way too much, smoking, couldn’t sleep, and couldn’t eat. But I was still taking photos on social media and pretending everything was great. I was going through a difficult situation that left me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt and it had taken its toll physically. The feeling of despair is a relatable one, so I feel a responsibility to anyone else going through something difficult to say that it’s ok to not be ok. 1st photo is from the other day, and I am looking healthier. I have my appetite back and am treating my body correctly. We’re all too familiar with the “highlight REEL” of Instagram so I wanted to get REAL and tell you it’s not always as amazing as it seems. I’m sharing this because 1. I want to emphasize what we already know: Instagram is everyone’s best version of themselves and their lives. It can trick us into thinking everything is perfect in other’s worlds. Which is NOT true. We are all more alike than we think, navigating life with similar ups and downs; good times and bad. We never really know what someone is going through, so it’s unfair to judge/compare. 2. I hope this helps others who might be going through a hard time and feeling like they need to “have it all together.” Social media can create a crazy amount of pressure to live up to an idealistic standard of “perfection” (which obviously doesn’t exist!). Hard times happen and the most important part is putting one foot in front of the other, knowing the moment will pass, and being patient with yourself. No filter is going to take away from the normal ups and downs of life that we all have. Our imperfections/hardships make us all perfectly relatable, taking this journey through life together. I think the more we understand how connected that makes all of us, the easier and more rewarding this life journey can be. Love you guys!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
As it was previously reported, Olivia and her ex-boyfriend, Danny Amendola, split up after a whirlwind on-and-off romance. They first called it off for good in October 2018, however, they briefly got back together in the new year.
Danny was photographed on the beach with the journalist, Bianca Peters, reportedly playing a role in their relationship’s demise. As for why she chose to offer this side of her life, Olivia said she wanted to be more authentic and show people that her life isn’t always perfect.
The star went on to say it’s impossible to know how someone is really doing on the inside. As it was previously reported, Olivia and Danny ended their relationship permanently earlier this year, moreover, after their breakup was revealed, Danny took to his Instagram to briefly explain why.
In a now-deleted post, the football player said their expectations and lifestyles are just too different. Paraphrasing Donny, the star explained the way in which Olivia needs attention from Hollywood and the entertainment industry to make money, whereas, Danny does not.
Interestingly, sources who spoke with Page Six also claimed similar reasons were to blame in the fall-out of Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk. Others on social media believe Lady Gaga was at the heart of the issue, however.