03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kelly Clarkson: I Was Bulimic

Kelly Clarkson is a no-nonsense gal who recently said she "[loves] food far too much" to ever develop an eating disorder. But even "Miss Independent" struggled with her body image at one time. In CosmoGirl!'s August issue, Clarkson, 25, reveals that she became bulimic after she was passed over for a role in her high school musical. "I thought...If I came back and I'm cuter and thinner...then I'll get the role."

For six months, Clarkson was bulimic, until a friend discovered her problem. "One of my guy friends caught on to it, and I just felt so ashamed and embarassed," she tells the mag. "I literally went cold turkey and snapped out of it."

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