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LeeAnne Locken Reveals Drug Use While Working On Carnival Circuit

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May. 9 2016, Updated 9:59 a.m. ET

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LeeAnne Locken has exposed the dark side of growing up on a carnival circuit, but now she's revealed more details from her "out of control" upbringing. The Real Housewives of Dallas star explained how drugs surrounded her at a young age.

"My mother married into the carnival circuit," Locken told Bravo. "I would spend my summers with my mom starting at age three."

Before the "Mouth of the South" retired from being a carny at 16, she saw the dark side of the lifestyle.

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"The best thing I got from the carnival was I've never done an illegal drug, ever," she confessed. "I saw so much of it and I thought, that's not pretty."

Locken went on to explain how she even witnessed a man jump off a Ferris wheel because he "thought he could fly."

"I thought, I never want to be like that," she said. "I never want to be out of control from an illegal substance."

Locken revealed to OKMagazine.com in April that her childhood experiences forced her to seek help.

"A lot of bad happened to me," she said of working as a carny. "I attribute a lot of it to how I looked and who I was. I had a lot of therapy along the way to discover who I was as a human."

The Real Housewives of Dallas airs Mondays at 10/9c on Bravo.

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