Hayden is only just recovering from comments about her body

Hayden Panettiere, who now stars in hit TV drama Nashville, shot to fame as a teenager and she admits she struggled with criticism about her figure.

I remember being 16 years old, bending over in a shop, and having somebody snap a photo of me from behind and publish it in a magazine, saying that I had cellulite,’ Hayden, 23, tells Stella Magazine.

It upset me so much I didn’t wear shorts again for five years.

‘I even developed insecurities about areas of my body that I never even thought to be self-conscious about.’

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