"You go through a period of sadness and anger and self-loathing, and then I just decided, `You know what, I'm much more than just a number on a scale.'
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"I did experience when I first started modeling a lot of pressure from my agency in Italy. They asked me to get a breast reduction. They asked me to get a nose job. They constantly critiqued my weight," she said.