Sophie has been candid about her struggles with body image over the years.
In 2017, the Gold Coast native told an Australian magazine that she had felt enormous pressure to be thin back when she was in the girl band, Bardot.
‘I definitely lost too much weight. I was tiny. There was a moment where [dieting] was all I thought about,’ she spilled to the publication.
‘Cameras are on you a lot, so [weight fluctuations are] a lot more dramatic – you’re going to go a bit more extreme with everything.’
Sophie revealed that the pressure only mounted when she moved to Hollywood to pursue acting and was faced with the scrutiny of auditions.
‘I ended up getting depressed. It’s a different and ugly world,’ she revealed.
In recent years, Sophie has made peace with her body and found a more balanced approach to health and fitness.
‘Some days I’m healthy, some days I’m not. No-one’s perfect, so don’t put pressure on yourself,’ she told The Daily Telegraph.
‘You can still have the things you like if you work to make up for it and try to be healthy most of the time.’
The stint in Italy is likely a welcome change of pace for Sophie, who has had quite a tumultuous year.
‘I don’t know how to explain this because it’s an unusual circumstance to be in,’ she wrote on Instagram at the time.
‘I gave it the best shot I could and my intentions were everything I said I was looking for but unfortunately it didn't quite work out work out.’
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