During part one of the Vanderpump Rules reunion, Scheana Shay says she was offended when Stassi Schroeder calling her anorexic because of her past struggle with an eating disorder. The sobering admission was a shock to her VPR co-stars who never knew of Scheana’s past struggle.
Following part one of the reunion, Scheana opened up to The Daily Dish podcast about her past eating disorder and how she stays healthy today.
Scheana reveals her battle with anorexia began when she was in college, explaining “I was 20 years old. I was going to be moving out to Hollywood. I wanted to be an actress. Thin was in 11 years ago. Kim Kardashian was not a thing. It wasn’t cool to have a big butt. For me, I was just like, ‘I don’t want to work out, so the only way I know how to get skinny is to stop eating.'”
And by the end of the year, Scheana says she was almost down to 100 pounds. “I remember stepping on the scale the day of my college graduation, and I was 102. I was like, ‘Yes, I’m almost under 100.’ I was proud of myself.”
Scheana says when friends began pointing out how skinny she was getting and how her curves were disappearing, she began to eat again but quickly developed another unhealthy habit to counter her weight gain: taking laxatives.
“I was doing any quick fix to get the weight off,” Scheana explains.
As for her recent weight loss, Scheana says she’s done it in a healthy way and no longer struggles with anorexia.
“I put on weight between 23 and 26 because I drank beer, wine, Champagne, Fireball, Jameson, everything with sugar, on a regular basis,” Scheana says.
Adding that during she gained 20 pounds of “alcohol weight” and lost it through healthy eating and good old fashioned exercise.
Now Scheana says she has a healthy relationship with food and exercise. “I eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and I work out, so I’m able to keep it off.”
I commend Scheana for being so open about her past struggles. However, I found her reunion confession about her past eating disorder a little too convenient. Scheana and Stassi are good friends, according to them both, if Scheana was so hurt by the anorexia comment why not tell Stassi about her past struggles in the moment instead of waiting a whole year to reveal it. Doesn’t add up. I’m not saying Scheana didn’t struggle from anorexia at all, I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for years so I’d never call BS. Instead, I’m questioning if the comment really hurt her as much as she claims or if it was a made into a bigger deal for the reunion.