While speaking with Jonathan Coachman on ESPN, Alex Bliss talked about her troubled childhood when she had an eating disorder that nearly claimed her life on two different occasions.
Bliss noted that on one occasion she was hospitalized and told she only had 24 hours to live. She was forced to stay away because if she fell asleep, she would end up going into cardiac arrest.
Bliss also mentioned that she is in a happier place and would rather have her curves and strength over being 80 pounds and in the frail condition she was in at the time. She hopes to raise awareness of eating disorders by being open about it and letting young girls know that they don’t have to look like the models featured in magazines to be considered beautiful.
Here is footage from her appearance: