Lisa Rinna's model daughter opens up about eating disorder struggle

Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin‘s 16-year-old daughter, Amelia Gray, opened up about her past struggle with an eating disorder.

“I feel comfort with finally posting something I wish I was confident enough to post long ago,” the model wrote on Instagram Saturday. “I’m getting many comments comparing my body today vs. my body last year. I think that the support from my followers has really pushed me into writing this.”

I feel comfort with finally posting something that I wish I was confident enough to post long ago. I’m getting many comments comparing my body today vs. my body last year. I think that the support from my followers has really pushed me into writing this. Anyways, last year at this time there was no doubt that I was not okay. Not only physically but also mentally. I feel like sometimes people forget that just because your job involves being in front of the camera, doesn’t mean you can’t have bad days. We’re human. All of us. Instead of people ever commenting on my mental stability, people commented on my weight. Usually, when people are struggling with an eating disorder it stems from your mind, and your body is a reflection of it. I could go on and on about that time of my life, but the most important part about it was waking up one morning and deciding to stop sabotaging myself. My health, my physical health, my mental health and everything about myself. Once I got the help that I needed, shortly after the second photo was taken, I began to try to love myself for me. I am SO beyond humbled and grateful to have the platform that I do at such a young age, and to wake up every morning with a little girl reaching out to me and telling me I am her inspiration, really makes me feel like I have a purpose. I went through this journey not for attention, not for people to pitty me, but to help. I am on this earth to help people, and I know that. One in 200 women in the US suffer from anorexia. And I want to help. The first photo, taken today is not a photo of the perfect girl. That is a photo of me, trying to figure out my body, and owing my curves that I naturally have, and not forcing myself to starve them away. I have a lot of health complications after starving myself for so long so it’s going to be a journey that I go through for a large part of my life. I still have an extremely healthy life style and I workout so hard all week to maintain my Body. Not to say that recently being diagnosed with hashimotos has also been an extreme challenge for me to balance when still getting over this part of my life, but I am getting there. One day at a time. I want to help.

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Gray, who previously modeled for Dolce & Gabbana and Dennis Basso, revealed she was “not okay” both physically and mentally this time last year.

“I feel like sometimes people forget that just because your job involves being in front of the camera, doesn’t mean you can’t have bad days. We’re human. All of us,” she explained.

Though Amelia didn’t delve too much into her past, she addressed a turning point which prompted her recovery.

“I could go on and on about that time of my life, but the most important part about it was waking up one morning and deciding to stop sabotaging myself,” Amelia explained. “My health, my physical health, my mental health and everything about myself. Once I got the help that I needed, shortly after the second photo was taken, I began to try to love myself for me.

About last night.....Happy Birthday HH 🖤

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While Amelia hopes her story will help others, the battle has not been one without complications.

“I have a lot of health complications after starving myself for so long so it’s going to be a journey that I go through for a large part of my life,” she shared. “I still have an extremely healthy lifestyle and I workout so hard all week to maintain my Body. Not to say that recently being diagnosed with hashimotos has also been an extreme challenge for me to balance when still getting over this part of my life, but I am getting there. One day at a time. I want to help.”

Rinna and Hamlin’s eldest child, Delilah Belle, 19, is also a model.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post.