Paloma Faith Doesn't Own Full Length Mirrors16 July 2012
Paloma Faith doesn't own full length mirrors in her home because of body image issues she's had ever since she was a youngster.
Paloma Faith Doesn't Own Full Length Mirrors
Paloma Faith doesn't own full length mirrors in her home because of body image issues.
The 27-year-old singer admits she went through a spate of comfort eating as a youngster and has continued to have trouble with her figure ever since, but she thinks it is ''better'' than living any other way.
She said: ''There were a lot of things about body image. I used to comfort eat; I went to school a size 8 and came out a size 12. Spending three years all day every day in front of a mirror in a leotard is difficult.
''I still don't have mirrors in my house that show my full length. I have one that leans against a wall and I can't get far enough back to see my head, so then I go to the bathroom mirror to see my face. It's a bit distorted and I think it's better in a way.''
However, the 'Picking Up the Pieces' hitmaker admits when she is on stage, she feels like she can be truly herself.
She told Marie Claire magazine: ''Whatever is going on in my life, I forget it when I'm on stage. It's the ultimate escapism for me.''