Holly Hagan has opened up about what it was like to suffer from "crippling anxiety" as a result of the vile online abuse she received from trolls.
The reality TV star said her stint on Geordie Shore, vile Internet trolls began attacking her appearance soon after she was cast in 2011.
She recalled: "Before I started Geordie Shore I thought I was really good looking. I thought I did my make-up really well and I thought the nine pairs of eyelashes that I wore were really trendy.
"I didn't see anything wrong with the way that I looked. I did have people around my area that used to call me 'fat' and whatever, but I felt like I could handle that at that level."
She added: "So when I went on Geordie Shore and I had the whole world calling me a fat and ugly slag, it was a lot to handle."
In fact, the online abuse got so bad, that Holly was even told she should have been "killed at birth" by one hateful bully.
She recalled: "The main abuse was 'fat slag'. I could deal with the slag part, but I just didn't understand why people were calling me out for my size.
"I didn't think there was anything wrong with me. I never went on there for that. All of these people that I knew were making Facebook groups about me, were writing statuses about me, shouting things at me in the street.
"From that point I don’t think I left the house alone for about two years."
Holly revealed that she turned to plastic surgery in a desperate bid to boost her confidence and self love.
She said: "I think I thought that if I changed my appearance then the trolling would stop.
"So I started looking into absolutely everything. When I had fillers I did instantly feel happier, but then the trolls started to call me out for having fillers."
She added: "I couldn't do anything right – I'm ugly if I don't do it and I'm ugly if I do. Then you keep trying more invasive things and you get to a point where you literally cannot try any more.
"At the end of the day it didn't do what I wanted it to do, which was make the trolls stop."
*Geordie Shore: Their Story, airs on Tuesday at 10pm on MTV.
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