Top Model’s Cassie says she’s “not bulimic,” she just threw up after eating.

Top Model’s Cassie says she’s “not bulimic,” she just threw up after eating.
America’s Next Top Model 3‘s latest loser is Cassie Ann Grisham. Her penchant for vomiting after eating . But she tells TV Guide that she’s “not bulimic.” TV Guide runs down the evidence: “Cassie admitted to self-induced vomiting, saying, ‘If it makes me happy to do this, then they shouldn’t have a problem.’ She also called boyfriend C.J. to inform him that Top Model’s shrink confronted her about ‘you-know-what.’” Here’s what Cassie had to say:

Just for the record, I was portrayed as a girl with an eating disorder that was so unhappy. That was blown out of proportion for reality TV. Everybody has skeletons. I blame myself for making the mistake of telling Amanda that I had thrown up in the past, about three years ago, when my stomach was so full it hurt. I just needed to throw up to feel better. I had only done it like twice. She turned it into this huge ordeal where I’m bulimic and need therapy. I don’t want my name and my face to be associated with bulimia because it’s not an issue in my life.

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