‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Crystal Kung Minkoff Shares Journey to Recovery From Bulimia

Crystal Kung Minkoff

Crystal Kung Minkoff shared her battle with bulimia in an episode of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on Wednesday.

The battle: In the episode, the 35-year-old mother of two told her fellow co-stars Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Sutton Stracke, Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards how her struggle with bulimia began at 11 years old, according to People.

  • Kung Minkoff confessed she picked “up tools” about bulimia after watching a video about eating disorders in school, saying that it was clear the video had a “negative message.”
  • She explained that her bulimia stemmed in part from being an Asian American student in a school full of white children. Kung Minkoff said she had always “felt like the chubby one” and wanted to be “blonde, blue-eyed and skinny” and “American” which meant “white” to her as a child.
  • Her bulimia is now “under control,” and she is no longer “suffering on the daily,” Kung Minkoff said.
  • Kung Minkoff explained to her husband that she tries to be aware of the way she talks about her body in front of their children, especially their daughter Zoe.
  • “She’ll say to me, ‘Mommy, your legs are skinny.’ And I’ll say, ‘Mommy works out, they’re healthy,'” Kung Minkoff said. “It’s so much work to, like, get her to not use those terms.”

Who is Crystal Kung Minkoff: Bravo announced Kung Minkoff as part of the cast of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” season 11 in October 2020, Deadline reported.

  • She is the wife of Rob Minkoff, the director of the Disney classic film “The Lion King.”
  • In addition to appearing in the Bravo reality TV show, Kung Minkoff and her pop star brother, Jeffrey Kung, co-founded Real Coco, a food and drink company that offers coconut-based products, South China Morning Post reported.
  • Kung Minkoff is reportedly the 76th generational descendant of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. She revealed the information in a promo for the show, describing it as “a big part of her life and the way she raises her family.”
  • In an Instagram post from 2019, she wrote about her visit to Qufu, China, where she spent time “sightseeing the sacred town that my Dad grew up in and diving deeper into understanding the teachings of my ancestor, Confucius.”

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