Nicole Richie's disorder denial
Sep 13, 2006, 17:21 GMT
Fashion Week Day 4 Oscar de la Renta backstage Bryant Park, NYC 02/06/06 02/06/2006 - Nicole Richie - Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 - Oscar de la Renta Backstage - Bryant Park - New York, NY © Janet Mayer / Photorazzi
Nicole Richie has denied she is suffering from an eating disorder and insists she looks "OK".
The super-slim 'Simple Life' star, who has been at the center of speculation she is suffering from anorexia for months, is adamant she is eating well and has blamed her skinny physique on stress and not her diet.
She told US TV shat show host Tyra Banks: "I think I look OK.
"I definitely wouldn't mind gaining a few more pounds at all. I think that people's weight fluctuates. It happens. It happens to everybody."
Nicole, 24, added: "A lot of people gain weight under stress and a lot of people lose weight under stress and I am one of those people that loses weight.
"I am naturally a thin person and I am 5' 1" and putting on five or 10 pounds, that looks like a lot on me."
Nicole also revealed how she was reduced to tears after a photographer accused her of suffering from anorexia.
She said: "I just broke down. You can't talk to people like that. If someone is anorexic, that's a serious disease.
"I would never say if someone was losing their hair they had cancer. You can't say someone has a disease if they don't."
When asked if she was anorexic, Nicole vehemently denied it, saying; "Absolutely not. One hundred per cent not! I am not anorexic. I am not bulimic. I do not have an eating disorder."
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