From Survive to Thrive with Olivia Rogers
Updated: Nov 17, 2019
To the outside world, the model life appears to be one of luxury and glamour, with expensive shoots in exotic locations and a fast paced version of the high life.
But what happens to a young mind when the pressures to conform to dangerous industry standards become overwhelming?
Former Miss Universe Australia, Olivia Rogers tells us exactly what happens when the business of baring your body becomes increasingly impossible to live with, as she shares her story of spiralling into the grips of an eating disorder that plagued her for years.
She gives a raw and real account of the unhealthy expectations of the modelling world, the impact it had on her mental health and how she managed to survive some of her darkest days.
She also gives us a behind the scenes look at the Miss Universe competition that supported her during her recovery and propelled her into the spotlight.
Olivia’s intention is to break down the barriers and reduce the stigma related to mental health, encouraging others to seek help rather than suffering in silence as she did for so long.
Olivia is an impressive young woman who has not only come through the other side fighting, she has taken control of her career, balancing her work as a speech pathologist and life in the public eye, sharing her message with warmth, honesty and humour.
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