An Australian model who is a very big online influencer with over 196,000 followers on Instagram alone, has talked about the unhealthy lifestyle she lived in order to stay thin and “acceptable”.
She’s opening up as a warning to young influencers-to-be. Meet Ruby Matthews.
On a social Q&A she opens up freely; “I did a lot of cocaine, like a lot so basically I just smoked cigarettes, had long blacks and did coke.” That’s just one answer of many she told her followers.
“And in between, had the tapas. Like my life was tapas and cocaine.” That is what Matthews (25) says she lived on.
Fans kept questioning her about her weight, “A lot of people never really understood like how I could eat and still be so thin. But I guess it’s pretty easy to hide an addiction. Like people don’t really realize how easy it is to hide something. Whether it’s addiction, depression, anxiety.”
Matthews said she was not the only one who lived this lifestyle to stay thin. She said it was common among other models and influencers.
“I need to be careful what I’m saying here, but in the influencer industry, everyone loves the baggie,” (meaning cocaine.) “That is how most physiques are maintained… that’s how my physique was maintained,” Matthews candidly said.
Matthews “woke up” so to speak, when she found out that she was carrying another life inside her. “I didn’t think I was pregnant — I was really thin and partying a lot and no one thought I would be able to fall pregnant,” Matthews said in a video.
She is now a mother of two and she often shares photos of her two boys Mars and Rocket.
Don’t worry, she added 20 lbs (10 kg) to her total weight from before she was pregnant and she has changed her lifestyle completely. She says that she won’t go back to her old days.
“What a difference 4 and a bit Years make,” she captioned a photo of her “old” self. “I was pretty tiny here, I actually have no desire to look like that ever again. The modeling industry is a tuff industry with the expectation of you having to look a certain way. Slowly I see Smalls changes but I think it’s crazy we even use the word ‘plus size model’ like what the actual f—-! Can’t we just have models of all shapes and sizes? Thank you for all the love and support over the last 24 hours.”
If you know someone who is planning to live like this, let them read about Ruby Matthews.