Olivia Culpo opens up on struggling with depression

From the outside, it seems Olivia Culpo has got everything together with her flair for style rocking bod and looks that could kill.

The former beauty queen has a lot more struggles than she leads on. This year, Culpo reached her dream of being hailed Maxim’s hottest from their Hot 100 list. But, she also has her fair share of downs with a recent breakup after getting cheated on and having to call out tasteless DMs from married celebs.

Now, the Miss Universe 2012 title holder is opening up about the struggles that left her feeling “mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt.”

Culpo refrained from specifying what exactly was putting her in a bad place, but her reflection on it is definitely something we can relate to. She pointed also pointed out that social media can be deceiving with its highlighted reels.

“I was depressed. I had no appetite, was drinking way too much, smoking, couldn’t sleep, and couldn’t eat. But I was still taking photos on social media and pretending everything was great,” she wrote on an Instagram post.

“The feeling of despair is a relatable one, so I feel a responsibility to anyone else going through something difficult to say that it’s ok to not be ok….I’m sharing this because 1. I want to emphasize what we already know: Instagram is everyone’s best version of themselves and their lives. It can trick us into thinking everything is perfect in others’ worlds. Which is NOT true. We are all more alike than we think, navigating life with similar ups and downs, good times and bad….Hard times happen and the most important part is putting one foot in front of the other, knowing the moment will pass, and being patient with yourself. No filter is going to take away from the normal ups and downs of life that we all have.”

See her full post below:


Laura Ebeling
Laura Ebeling
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.
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