Helen Flanagan opens up about her teen trauma, reuniting with her footballer boyf and why she’s no one’s fool

Forget Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga.

Whether it’s her ditzy post-jungle ways, splitting from her man or flashing her assets, Helen Flanagan‘s the booblicious girl everyone’s talking about.

The former Corrie star is happy with her body now, but when she was younger she longed to be ultra thin.

‘I went to a girls’ school and I wanted to be skinny,’ Helen, 23, tells us.

‘But I got carried away and became borderline anorexic when I was 15, which I know lots of girls go through.

‘I think it’s just one of those things when you think it’s attractive to be really skinny.

‘It takes a while for some girls to realise it’s not.

‘I’m happy now but I had counselling for it – it’s difficult growing into your body.’

Helen had an obsession with Keira Knightley.

‘I used to try to pout like her and I wanted to be as thin as her,’ she recalls, ‘but I realise now that she’s just naturally slim.

‘I’m a lot curvier. We have different body types.

‘It’s just the way it is.’

Read the full interview with Helen Flanagan in this week’s Now magazine dated 11 December 2013 – download the digital edition now

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