She candidly discussed her battle with body dysmorphia at the age of just 13 in an emotional self-penned song back in April.And Maisie Smith mentio
She candidly discussed her battle with body dysmorphia at the age of just 13 in an emotional self-penned song back in April.
And Maisie Smith mentioned her previous struggles during a short video which she shared with her 1.7m fans on TikTok.
The EastEnders actress, 19, looked fantastic in the clip as she danced along to the lyrics, which mentioned weight, in a plunging blue bra.
She’s got moves: Maisie Smith looked sensational as she danced in a new TikTok video while rocking a plunging blue bra
Maisie wore her red tresses straight and let them cascade over her shoulders as she showed off her moves.
She completed her laid-back look with a bright yellow cap worn backwards and a pair of comfy white tracksuit bottoms.
The song the star was dancing along too was Pop Smoke’s Mood Swings, with the lyrics saying: ‘Shorty a lil’ baddie, shorty my lil’ boo thing, and shorty got the fatty.’
As the final words were heard, Maisie breathed out and pulled a sad face before walking out of view from the camera.
Candid: As the EastEnders actress showed off her moves to the song she threw her arms around (left) and breathed out (right) when the lyrics said ‘shorty got the fatty’
Getting real: The star referenced her past battle with body dysmorphia in the video’s caption
She wrote on the short video: ‘When you just vibing and you catch your reflection.’
Maisie also added in the caption to her TikTok ‘And that’s on body dysmorphia’.
The actress previously discussed her battle with body dysmorphia in April, when she shared a song she had written on Instagram.
Maisie, who joined EastEnders as Tiffany Butcher when she was seven, admitted she remembered ‘wishing she was thinner’ from a young age.
Honest: Maisie opened up about her battle with body dysmorphia in an emotional self-penned song which she shared on her Instagram account back in April
Maisie said she has been feeling ‘anxious’ and ‘trapped in her thoughts’ during the coronavirus lockdown so she penned the song in a bid to ‘heal her mind’.
The song began: ‘When I was little I would look in the mirror, holding in my stomach wishing that I was thinner.
Suggesting it is something she struggles with, Maisie added: ”Guess I had a case of body dysmorphia – and I still haven’t shaken it off.’
‘Things were getting heavy, that’s what the scales told me. ‘Only 13 years old, wiping the tears of my cheeks, it felt like no-one else around me really understood.’
Body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance, according the the NHS website.
Reaching out: Maisie also told her fans that they’re ‘not alone’ if they were feeling anxious during lockdown
Career: The EastEnders actress, who joined the soap as Tiffany Butcher aged seven, admitted she remembers ‘wishing she was thinner’ from a young age
Addressing her fans during the coronavirus pandemic, Maisie wrote that they ‘weren’t alone’ if they are feeling ‘down’ at the moment.
She said: ‘If you’re feeling particularly down at the moment – don’t worry you’re not alone. It’s a scary time rn [right now] and tbh [to be honest] my anxiety is hitting the roof.
‘Been feeling a bit trapped in my thoughts so I wrote this yesterday to heal my mind. I am so thankful to be home and well. I hope we all come out of this together stronger.’
Maisie also spoke out to her fans after trolls called her ‘vain’ for posting snaps of herself on Instagram.
Taking to her stories on the social media platform, the actress responded to the comments claiming she ‘loved herself’.
Adopting a sarcastic tone, Maisie said of the reaction: ‘I get a lot of comments saying that I’m vain and that I love myself, and you are absolutely right – I do love myself.
‘It’s taken me a while to feel this way. So, I’m sooo sorry if my happiness offends anyone because I’m just living my movie, I’m just living happily in my skin.
‘I think that should be celebrated – not discouraged. Correct me if I’m wrong, guys.’
Not taking it: Adopting a sarcastic tone, Maisie said of the reaction: ‘I get a lot of comments saying that I’m vain and that I love myself, and you are absolutely right – I do love myself’