EastEnders star Maisie Smith opens up about body image battle as she hated legs

12/19/2021 8:40:00 AM

EastEnders star Maisie Smith opens up about body image battle as she 'hated' her legs

EastEnders star Maisie Smith opens up about body image battle as she 'hated' her legs

The soap star has grown up in the spotlight but says she was self-conscious about her body and would hide her legs away whenever she was out – but Strictly helped her build her confidence

Former EastEnders star Maisie Smith has opened up about he insecurities she had about her own body – and how her stint on Strictly Come Dancing helped her accept herself.John Whaite has proved he is a gracious loser as he paid a gushing tribute to Rose Ayling-Ellis after she defeated him in the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final.Live shows for S trictly Come Dancing ‘s 19th season kicked off on September 25.Hunter McGrady wasn't always a successful plus-size model, but she was born into modeling, wanting to follow in her mother's footsteps.

The 20-year-old TV star was a contestant on Strictly last year where she was partnered with Gorka Marquez and ended in second place behind Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse.The 2021 season of the dance competition reached it’s own thrilling conclusion on Saturday night where EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis won alongside her dance partner Giovanni Pernice.John and Johannes scooped the silver prize on the night after fellow finalists AJ Odudu, 33, and 26-year-old Kai Widdrington were forced to withdraw from the contest due to injury.Maisie said watching her former co-star win the show brought back memories of her own time on Strictly.Speaking to Fabulous magazine, Maisie said: “Strictly was a game-changer for me.Taking to Instagram following Saturday night’s episode, John gushed over his co-star’s win.I’ve always hated my legs and my cellulite.Hunter McGrady Talks About Therapy and Her Mental Health She did what she was told and lost more weight.

When I was at school, I was the only one who had it.I’m sure you’ll agree she’s a remarkable human being, a barrier breaker, and a very worthy winner.When I went to parties I wouldn’t get my legs out.I would wear trousers all summer.a.“It wasn’t until I did Strictly last year and they literally said: ‘You have got to wear a leotard.’ I was shoved in the deep end and it helped me, because I completely faced my fears straight on.” Giovanni paid tribute to his dance partner following their win..

” Maisie went on to reveal she related to her character, Tiffany Butcher’s, plot line in EastEnders where she dabbled with lip-fillers as she was insecure about her looks.Addressing the scenes, Maisie said: “I feel pressure all the time.He gushed: “It's incredible.As a teenage girl heavily active on social media, I’ve definitely felt the same [as Tiffany].I’ve experienced a lot of body-image hatred – not from anyone else, but from me.“You became the best dancer, the best teammate.I put a lot of pressure on myself to look a certain way… “I enjoyed that story line, because I completely related to it." She went to therapy to help undo everything she had been told.

I have felt that exact way before, so it was nice to address it." Following her Strictly win, there are suggestions that Rose could graduate from being a soap star in EastEndersto becoming a Hollywood star if she ditches Albert Square to move across the pond.You can think someone’s beautiful, but they don’t see it.Last week, Maisie bid farewell to EastEnders having quit the show – which she joined when she was just seven-years-old – earlier this year with her final scenes airing on the BBC.He said: “Rose is an extremely ­talented individual and if she makes the right choices she will definitely be a movie star.Highlighting the end of her Albert Square era, Maisie wrote on Instagram last Tuesday: "Wow.Eastenders you have been a dream.” Another film insider said: “Her pulling power is enormous." The therapist told McGrady she may not believe them at first, but to choose the things she wanted to love.

Lotta tears, lotta laughs and a whole lotta love."Episode 685 complete.” Meanwhile, Rose’s EastEnders co-stars have been cheering on her success.Farewell Tiffany Butcher-Baker." Maisie had previously explained that she became very emotional filming one of her final scenes with co-star Shona McGarty.While Max Bowden, who plays Ben Mitchell, previously said: “We’re all really proud of her, she’s shown what a superstar she really is.She said: "Shona and I literally cried the whole way through and after, we got so emotional.She's not 100 percent in love with her body every day.

"We’ve said goodbye on the show before the first time round like six or seven years ago, but it was even harder this time round because we’ve built such a lovely sister bond.My favourite ­memory of Rose was a fight scene when she was like a little pit bull."It was a sad couple of weeks because we film out of order so I had my last scenes with people spread across a month."It was sad with everyone but Shona I’ve known since I was literally a baby where she would carry me on her hip, so that for me was a really hard moment." Read More Read More.

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