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Joanna Krupa used laxatives to lose weight

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 People.com, "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."