Reality TV star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace’s body-positive selfies have unexpectedly helped a single mum to overcome an eating disorder and confidence issues.
The 38-year-old former Big Brother contestant uploaded a photo of herself on her Instagram account wearing see-through lingerie.
One inspired fan contacted Aisleyne about how the star’s picture helped her to overcome her bulimia.
The unidentified woman sent Aisleyne a message saying:
I just wanted to thank you for posting your body pics
I have struggled with bulimia since a teen and it’s kept me driven to go to the gym, I’ve gone from 6 ½ stone to a solid 9 stone and stayed there.
I really love watching your videos has given me so much confidence in myself even enough to accept a date.
I’m a single mum so you’ve really boosted my self-worth and I feel like a strong woman ready to run the world xx.
The message had a profound effect on Aisleyne who shared screen grabs of the conversation she had with her fan on Twitter.
When you post a body pik and have a positive effect on another woman that’s so profound it touches your heart pic.twitter.com/CmaBAMK68x
— AISLEYNE (@Aisleyne1) June 20, 2017
Aisleyne sent a message of support back saying:
Yassss girl SO PROUD OF YOU!!!
Strong is so sexy baby girl skinny is not cool or cute… I know it is deeper than that but well done stay strong xxx.
It is always good to see social media having a positive and healthy impact on people’s lives.