Lana Condor, star of Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved,” graced the cover of ELLE Canada this month and opened up about her past struggles with eating disorders and body dysmorphia.
In her interview, the 21-year-old actress criticized society’s unfair treatment for women and how they feel like they need to apologize for how their bodies look.
“I look at my friends, and I’m like, ‘You’re fu**ing gorgeous.’ But they feel like they’re fat and ugly,”
she told Elle Canada
. “I don’t know how this happened, that women feel like they need to apologize [for their physical imperfections].”
Condor, who was trained as a ballerina and contemporary dancer, experienced this type of unfair treatment placed on young girls to have a certain look firsthand.
“I know what it’s like to have an eating disorder and body dysmorphia—and also what it’s like to be a friend to someone who has that. I think it’s time to give people comfort,” she said. “You have to eat. You have to stop thinking that a certain body shape is ideal, because it’s not.”
And with that, Condor had decided to celebrate her relationship with food.
“That’s why I literally post about every meal I eat,” she added.