LOVE Island's Montana Brown has revealed her drastic weight loss caused by her debilitating anxiety.
In a powerful Instagram post, the 26-year-old star bravely opened up about her transformation – and how her weight was impacted by her mental health.
The beauty shared two photos to her social media page; the first showing her from behind in sports gear.
Wearing tight shorts and a crop top, Montana looks toned and healthy as she stares off into the distance partway through a walk.
The second snap is a less recent photo, and shows Montana looking incredibly thin in a bikini while on holiday.
Warning fans that her caption may be triggering for some, the reality star wrote: "I was looking back at old pictures of myself and I cannot believe my weight. My anxiety was so bad and I did not know how to handle it, it was always in my stomach so I completely lost my appetite when I was struggling mentally.
"It makes me so sad to look back at pictures as I didn’t quite realise how bad it was. I knew I wasn’t eating and I knew I wasn’t coping but I would put a baggy jumper on so I didn’t have to see it. I didn’t feel attractive or good about my body but my mind was in a bad spot.
"I now reflect on these times and feel gratitude that I’ve moved forward mentally and physically. I am feeling blessed for going through it because it has made me more self aware and it made me spend time on the self work which we all could do more of."
Montana went on: "I’m happy and feeling blessed with where I am at with my relationship with myself and I wanted to share that with you all 🖤 if you’re feeling a similar way, that you don’t like the way your body looks in the mirror for whatever reason, then show yourself some love and prioritise the relationship with yourself as it’s the most important 💫"
The star was praised by her followers for speaking so openly, with one writing: "YOU are beautiful and strong, mind, body and soul. Well done for digging deep to understand what feels right and healthy ❤️"
Another added: "Thank you so much for sharing this. If only you knew how impactful today of all days it was to see this on my TL 🤍"
Montana shot to fame on the third season of Love Island in 2017.
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