Nicole Scherzinger has recently opened up to Cosmopolitan about her battle with bulimia that start when she was only 14 years old. The X Factor judge revealed that it "stole" all of her happiness.
"It was very imprisoning and it stole all of my happiness, confidence and memories."
During the interview she stated, "I'm more accepting of my body now. I was always very critical of myself from a young age, and when I was 14, I started running.
The singer battled the eating disorder through the rise of the Pussycat Dolls' fame.
"I would go outside in the middle of the night and run, because I thought I had to be thinner and that my thighs should look a certain way. When I got The Pussycat Dolls, it really amplified that because it had so much to do with showing your body off."
Scherzinger was seen as the lead singer of the group that split in 2010 after six years of success. The 37 year old shared what helps her to get through her disorder,
"But what really helps me is working out. Even if it's not for very long, [I love] to get a sweat on to keep me focused and positive."
"You should embrace and accept yourself more. Don't be so hard on yourself, and love your curves," she said.