Tori Spelling is tired of the blogs and tabloids implying she has an eating disorder, and the 90210 actress took to The Today Show Wednesday to fire back at critics who claim her skinny frame is the result of anorexia or bulimia.
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“Its important, I think, just because at this point of my life, I’m a role model for a lot of women, and I have a daughter of my own too, so all this stuff like, ‘She’s too thin, she has an eating disorder,’ its definitely something I want to address, because that’s not what’s going on,” Spelling said.
At that point, Today Show host Ann Curry asked her point blank: “Well, do you have an eating disorder?”
Tori Spelling: ‘I’m Skinny Because Of Swine Flu, Stomach Pain & Migraines’
“I do not, I do not,” Spelling, 37, replied.
The actress admitted she lied about her weight in a Twitter post when lashing out at a tabloid report suggesting she was underweight, claiming she weighed 107 pounds when she said her actual weight was 104 pounds. She said she feels particularly defensive because being called underweight is a blow to her self-confidence.
In her new book, Uncharted TerriTORI, Spelling said her weight loss is attributable to ailments such as swine flu, stomach pain and frequent migraines; the book is in stores now.