‘I’m now 33 and I can finally say that I accept and love myself,’ photographer and model Silvana Denker tells metro.co.uk.IVF isn't done on a whim - and NHS funding for it is a necessity
‘It took me many years to recognize I am more than a number on a scale or a size in my clothing.
‘I lost weight, I gained weight, I felt bad even when I was slim.
‘I had an eating disorder called binge eating. I hated myself. I lost myself and wished to be someone else.’
In 2010, Silvana’s perception of her body was transformed, by a modelling competition that made her realise being beautiful isn’t dependent on being tiny.
She didn’t win the competition, but by the end of it she’d managed to sign a contract with a major plus-size agency in Germany.