Gemma Ward is ready to return to the world of fashion after overcoming anxiety, depression and an eating disorder.
Gemma Ward is ready to return to modelling after battling anxiety and depression.
The 30-year-old Australian supermodel was one of the most in-demand catwalk stars of her generation but the blonde beauty left the fashion industry in 2007 after realising she needed to deal with an eating disorder, a reliance on substances and her mental health issues.
The 'The Great Gatsby' star was picked out to be a model as a teenager at a time when she ''looked pretty scary'' after having just lost a lot of weight due to a bout of depression and this strange to start to her career endured when she reached the top but she is now in a healthy and happy place in her life.
In an interview with W magazine, she said: ''It's amazing what the human body can endure, and what you can kind of get yourself into mentally. For a long time, I wanted to talk about what I was going through, but I was still in it.
Gemma found solace by reading biographies on other celebrity women who had endured problems with their body image and fame, such as the late Princess Diana and Jane Fonda, and now she feels as though she wants to use her voice to help other models and women who may be experiencing the same issues as her.
She said: ''I always wanted to get to that place where I could talk about it, because it would mean that I was no longer in it.
''People would say to me, 'You're never going to get over this - it's with you for life.' And then you get desperate, and you're like, 'If this is an unbreakable cycle, do I just end it?'
''It's amazing even to be sitting here, going, 'Wow, I actually got through it.' Because I did get trapped in a cycle until I finally got help, which people should be aware that they can get. Thank God I was - otherwise I might not be here anymore.''
Janelle Monáe parties and drives with her girl squad in the video for her latest single 'Crazy, Classic, Life', taken from her album 'Dirty...
Continuing the softer sound of their 2015 release 'That's the Spirit', BMTH are about to release 'Amo' (January 25th 2019) featuring their newest...
To coincide with the new BBC mini-series adaptation of leporine epic Watership Down, Sam Smith has unveiled a new single entitled 'Fire on Fire'.
Her first single since leaving the jungle on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!', Fleur East drops the super-choreographed video for 'Favourite...
Dropping the video for his latest album's second single, 'Excuses', is Olly Murs just months after the release of 'Moves' featuring Snoop Dogg.
Professor Green and Rag'n'Bone Man have teamed up for a heart-wrenching video for their single 'Photographs'.
He released 'Everythang's Corrupt' last month, and now Ice Cube has dropped a video for the record's third single 'That New Funkadelic'.
Dappy has unveiled a new stripped down number entitled 'Count On Me' more than six years after the release of his debut solo album.
When Nick Carraway moved from the Midwest to New York in 1922 to kick start...
It is 1922 and Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who moved to New York to kick...
The trailer for the fourth instalment from The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise has arrived!...