"They had to alter all of my clothes so they would fit me. It was humiliating. I felt really awful," Jackie candidly said.
However, this time around was a different story, Jackie explained. "We didn't have to do that this year. It was so fun to have my stylist bring in a whole rack of clothing and me be able to fit into all of them. It was such a good feeling."
In the past, the former Big Brother host has confessed to having an “up and down” relationship when it comes to food, explaining that the COVID pandemic induced some unhealthy eating and sleeping habits which left her “embarrassed”.
Jackie spoke openly about this experience on The Kyle & Jackie O show last year, highlighting one experience with her nine-year-old daughter, Kitty.
“Over the weekend I was in my bathroom and the door was closed. I took off my clothes because I was going to get in the bath,” the presenter began.
“Kitty went to walk through into the bathroom and I screamed, ‘Don't come in!’ And she said, ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘Because I'm naked.’
“Kitty said, ‘You're my mum. I see you naked all the time.’ And I said, ‘I know, but I just don't want you seeing me naked right now. Because I'm just so embarrassed about how much weight I've put on.'”
Despite suffering from a volatile relationship with her body, Jackie has made it clear that she wants to promote a healthy message around self-confidence for her daughter.
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Three years ago, after the radio host revealed on air that, on some days, she would skip breakfast, eat one avocado, and chicken and vegetables, the 46-year-old was slammed for promoting a “starvation diet”.
“It’s very unhealthy – that small amount of food is not healthy for anybody,” The Butterfly Foundation’s CEO Christine Morgan told Mamamia at the time.
In response to the backlash, Jackie assured The Daily Telegraph that she was not trying to promote unhealthy eating habits, and this was not a message she wanted her daughter to observe.
“I hated the idea that people thought I was promoting the fact that people should be starving themselves to lose weight,” Jackie told the publication.
“I have a daughter and that kind of message concerns me and I would never want to see her do something like that," the Masked Singer judge clarified.
She went on to explain that she never even mentions the word “diet” in their house and that Kitty has a very healthy relationship with food.
Which is just the way it should be. No matter what weight you are, know that health and happiness is so much more important than the number on the scale.