Model-turned-U.S. reality Tv star Joanna Krupa struggled with weightloss at the beginning of her fashion career and turned to laxatives to help her shed the pounds.

The 34-year-old Real Housewives of Miami star feared not maintaining a skinny frame would cost her her job as a top model and came up with more extreme ways of losing weight.

The Polish beauty tells, "I gained weight and struggled to lose it quickly. Being 20 years old, I had no idea how to lose weight fast and laxatives were an easy way out.

"Thank God I didn't hurt myself and stopped."