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Malin Andersson has opened up about how starring in Love Island destroyed her self-esteem.
The 28-year-old reality star said that she was "dying inside" while on the ITV2 dating show – and that it drove her to have plastic surgery.
She said that the trolling she had when the show was on led her to get liposuction and a breast uplift in Turkey.
Speaking on Lookfantastic's new YouTube channel series, Fearless, Malin said that behind-the-scenes on Love Island, the atmosphere was a lot darker than portrayed.
Malin said that she had battled an eating disorder before she headed out to the infamous villa for the second season in 201.
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Speaking about her experience on the show, Malin said: "It was overwhelming when I saw the trolling about my appearance.
"That added fuel to the fire and when I came out I thought, 'right I've got to change my whole f***ing appearance, I need to get this done and that done.'
"My self-esteem plummeted completely."
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Malin continued: "Even though you put on a brave face and you're on social media trying to pretend you're living the high life, actually you're dying inside.
"It's all a farce, it's absolute bull****.
"I booked myself into Turkey and went for a bit of lipo and a breast lift.
"But having that done didn't solve anything that was going on in my head. It's just a band aid."
Malin said that the year after her appearance on Love Island was months of mayhem as she struggled to keep her life under control.
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During that time, her mum received the terrible news that her breast cancer had returned and had now spread to her stomach.
Malin continued: "I was in the party scene, still trying to get papped. It was so f***ing embarrassing, I had no real job – I was just promoting bull**** products trying to get dough.
"Everyone thinks you're living the high life, but you're suffering. I was suffering, still living at home with my mum who was ill.
"I was such a lost little soul. I didn't know what I was doing with my life. I fell into a really dark place, the lowest I'd been to be fair."
Her mum died in November 2017, as she lost her battle with cancer aged 65.
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There has been more heartbreak for Malin in January 2019, as her four-week-old daughter Consy, named in honour of her late mum, passed away after being born seven weeks premature.
The YouTube video gained a lot of respect from those who watched it, with one user commenting: "So powerful, thank you Malin for sharing this story."
Another added: "Such a strong and inspirational woman."