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Zoë Kravitz Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder And Fame

Growing up Kravitz.

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I don't think anyone knows how funny we are. It's like this whole thing where people think we're so cool and hippie and wear velvet...but we're the fucking nerdiest people.
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Kravitz says her parents tried to give her a normal childhood and aren't afraid to let her know what's up. But, there were still moments when fame would crack the surface.

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[My dad] would come pick me up from school sometimes when he was in town in a sports car and a netted shirt, and I'd be like, 'Ugh.'
I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school…Just [a hard time] loving myself.
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'I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame],' she explains, before backtracking: 'I don't think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.'
My mother's a...,' she says, hesitating, '...beautiful woman, and I think, in some way, I felt intimidated by that sometimes.' Also: 'My dad dated a lot of supermodels,' she laughs.
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She's since tackled her demons, accepted her insecurities, and is focusing on her career and remaining healthy.

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I feel like something has left my body, like some part of me is gone now, something that was making me so insecure. And it feels amazing.