Singer and television personality Kimberly Wyatt has spoken about being made to feel like an “anorexic alien” during the height of her career.
This comes at the same time the now 35-year-old has announced she is pregnant with her second child.
Between 2003 and 2010, Wyatt was a member of the American girl group and dance ensemble The Pussycat Dolls. During this time, Wyatt says her food intake was constantly monitored by managers to prevent weight gain.
“I was so conscious of my weight while in Pussycat Dolls,” she told The Mirror on Saturday. “Record producers constantly watched us to make sure we weren’t putting on weight, and we were made to be like anorexic aliens.”
Yesterday, the former pop star also announced her pregnancy. She posted an image of herself and her two-year-old daughter Willow to Instagram, with the caption: “There’s a little bun-ny in the oven”.
There is no mention yet of the gender of her bub-to-be, however the 35-year-old told The Mirror she is concerned about her daughter and the world she will grow up in.
She said there’s too much pressure on teenage girls and young women to look a certain way.
“I saw two girls, who can’t have been older than nine, in gym wear running in the park the other day,” she said. “They were talking in detail about calories.”
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The Pussycat Dolls are best known for their hit songs “Don’t Cha” (2005) and “When I Grow Up” (2008), which topped charts worldwide.
They became one of the best selling music groups across the globe in 2006. And their debut record PCD has sold nine million copies, according to Interscope Records.
Wyatt now lives in England with her model husband Max Rogers and their daughter. A number soon to become four.