In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Falkiner said she sought professional help after realising her weight loss didn’t magically solve all her problems.
“The problem was that I thought that if I lost weight my life would be perfect. It was on the outside but on the inside I still had the same old insecurities. My body had changed but my mind hadn’t. I actually had some counselling to deal with it,” she recalled.
This followed years of being bullying and tormented for her weight, something the current Biggest Loser contestants can relate to.
“When I saw the anger of some of the contestants on the show this year who were lashing out at the trainers and at each other, I could relate to that. I felt like that when I was on The Biggest Loser as a size 20 some 10 years ago,” she said.
Watch: Fiona Falkiner reveals her biggest regret. (Post continues after video.)
“I had already sustained years of abuse from other girls especially in the teenage years.”
Now the TV host and model is passionate about positive body image, and spreading the message that feeling confident in yourself comes from working hard and embracing your flaws.
“I used to look in the mirror and tear myself apart about every aspect of my body; I would leave the house every day feeling so negative. Over the years, I’ve changed that. Even as outward appearances change, the most important thing is being happy with what YOU SEE when you look in the mirror,” she wrote on Instagram last week. (Post continues after gallery.)