Rylan's vanity almost cost him his life
‘I couldn’t breathe properly and though I was going to die,’ admits Rylan, 23.
‘I’m a tanorexic.
‘But I took things too far.’
Rylan has his own tanning booth at his home in Essex, but while appearing on The X Factor has received regular spray tans at the contestants’ hotel.
‘Growing up I got a lot of stick for being gay, fat, pasty and ginger,’ he tells the Sun On Sunday.
‘I thought to myself, well I can’t change the gay thing but everything else I can sort out.’