Valeria Levitina is the most anorectic woman in the world.
At the age of 39 she weighs mere 25 kilograms!
Translated from http://devki-na-diete.livejournal.com:
[The most surprising thing is that] Valeria is constantly receiving letters from young girls who ask her for advise how to get such “beautiful” shape.
“I’m not going to teach young girls how to die” – said Valeria Levitina in an interview to British media.
“I keep getting e-mails. Girls ask me about my methods of losing weight. They are mostly about 20 years old, and they think of me as the model for inspiration” – said Valeria.
It is because of the fans and their letters that Valeria decided to talk about her serious illness.
“It ruined my life. It made me lonely, nasty and unattractive to others“- says Valeria. Now the woman is involved in various campaigns against the hazardous diets.
The problems with food started when Valeria was a teen. Now she thinks that it was because of her complicated relationship with mother and her sharp words. Her mother was worried that the girl could become fat since many women in her family had problems with weight.
When Valeria was 16, her family moved to Chicago, and she had to attend new school, where she didn’t know anyone. At that time she weighed 63 kg and was ashamed of it.
“In order to be accepted, I started losing weight” – she recalls. At 19 she already looked very feminine, and at 23 Valeria was already very slim.
But when she decided to start the modeling career, the situation deteriorated. In many auditions she was told that she had “too much flesh on the bones”. That period in modeling industry was dominated by girls with protruding ribs. And at the age of 24 years, Valeria Levitina already weighed about 38 kilograms.
Then the most difficult decade of her life followed. Anorexia made her permanently unhappy about her body. She could not start a normal relationship because she couldn’t go to dine out or dance.
She is still sick. “The specialists cannot help me. The problem is in the dissonance between the body and the soul“- sighs Valeria.
Valeria’s dream is to become a surrogate mother, carry and give a child to some infertile couple. But she can do it only if she gets well.
Comments of Russian netizens
germina_: I saw the interview with her.. She is a wise woman… I wish her dreams could come true… and that she overcomes her illness.видела ее интервью… мудрая очень женщина…как хочется чтобы ее мечты сбылись..и прошла эта болезнь.
asd338: Wow, what dreams she has… impossible to come true in her state and age. One can become a surrogate mother, only after having a child of her own. Ну и мечты у неё… не реализуемые практически в её возрасте и с таким состоянием здоровья. Суррогатной матерью можно стать, лишь только имея своего ребёнка уже.
mylo_duru (replying to the above): I don’t think there will be people crazy enough to want THIS THING to carry their baby. вряд ли найдется сумасшедший, который пожелает, чтобы вот ЭТО вынашивало его ребенка.
zina_korzina: “”In order to be accepted in the school, I started losing weigh”.‘Чтобы прижиться в школе, начала худеть’.
I don’t get it. Was she occupying too much space? What is it all about? Не поняла фразу. Она что, занимала много места, а его не было или что? Это на каком языке и о чём?
f_l_o_e: Overweight are always discriminated in school. I remember – when I was in school, the fat ones were always persecuted. Our favorite joke was to sneak the chicken eggs into fat guy’s pocket and then smash them. We called it – to hit fatty into balls.Жирных щемят в школе. Я вот помню – когда учился травили жирных почем зря. Самый наш любимый прикол был – засовывали куриные яйца жирдяю в карманы, а потом хлопали по ним. Это называлось разбить жирдяю яйца.
volavolka: I really doubt that anyone writes her and calls her shapes “beautiful”. Not anymore, anorexia is not in fashion already.Что-то я сильно сомневаюсь, что ей кто-то пишет и называет ее формы ‘красивыми’. Таких уже не осталось, анорексия давно не в моде.