Tami Roman suffers from multiple body dysmorphic disorder, says it started at age 13: I started abusing laxatives, didn’t eat and vomited.
On THE REAL airing on Monday, November 22, guest co-hosts Tami Roman (“The Real World: Los Angeles,” “Basketball Wives”) revealed publicly for the first time that she was Body deformity disorder. Tami shares when the illness started and the impact of hearing “you’re too skinny” on her mind.
I have a metabolic disorder. And I’ve been dealing with it since I was 13. And so a lot of people don’t know it’s heredity, heredity, or a negative experience where your self-image has been damaged. And for me when I was 13, I wanted to be a model. You know, we’re from New York, I’m tall, I’m 5.9 years old, I’m thin. And I went to this agency and walked in, and that woman tore me to pieces. I thought I was perfect. 5’9, less than 120 pounds. I’m sure they’ll sign me up. And literally, she stood in front of my mirror and said you have folds in your back, you have fat on your knees, you need to do something about your chin, sagging breasts. And I went home that very night and since then, every time I look at myself in the mirror, something is wrong with me. And I don’t know what it is, I don’t know how to deal with it, I just know that, I have to lose weight, I have to make myself smaller. I want to be a model.
And so I started abusing laxatives, I started not eating, I started vomiting, I started doing everything I could think of to be as thin as possible, obsessing about losing weight. mine. People don’t realize, that’s why I was lied to in 1993. To lose weight when I was already thin. And now at 50, I’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and so my weight fluctuates with that, and you combine that with the disorder and it’s a tough thing to manage. People don’t understand what it’s like to be a person with this disorder, especially dealing with weight issues, because they leave negative comments.
Or what they feel are negative comments, but to me, having such a false perception in my mind, that is a compliment. Tami, you look so weak, Tami, you look like short hair, Tami, you look thin. In my mind it happens, I’m on the right track, I’m getting thin. And then I don’t know when to stop.
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