“I did a lot of cocaine, like a lot, so basically I just smoked cigarettes, had long blacks and did coke,” she said, according to the Australian site news.com.au. “And in between, had the tapas. Like my life was tapas and cocaine.”
Matthews told followers that it was “pretty easy” to cover up her drug use and unhealthy eating habits, the Huffington Post reported.
“A lot of people never really understood like how I could eat and still be so thin. But I guess it’s pretty easy to hide an addiction. Whether it’s addiction, depression, anxiety.”
Matthews, a mother of two, also revealed that such a “diet” isn’t something new for the beauty industry and other social media influencers.
“I need to be careful what I’m saying here, but in the modeling and influencer industry, everyone loves the baggie [coke],” the 25-year-old revealed. “That is how most physiques are maintained… that’s how my physique was maintained.”
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What a difference 4 and a bit Years make. I was pretty tiny here, I actually have no desire to look like that ever again. The modelling industry is a tuff industry with the expectation of you having to look a certain way. Slowly I see Smalls changes but I think think it’s crazy we even use the word “plus size model” like what the actual fuck! Can’t we just have models of all shapes and sizes? Thank you for all the love and support over the last 24 hours ❤️
“People look at influencers as ‘goals’ in so many ways. Followers then try everything to replicate their influencers’ lifestyles, thinking that they too can achieve these goals. Ruby may have been ‘skinny’ while following that diet, but I think we can all agree there is absolutely nothing healthy about it,” she said.
However, many of Matthews’ followers appreciated her confessions about her previous drug use and efforts to change, noting that it was “real”, “honest” and “a breath of fresh air” in an industry “where everyone is always trying to project that they are ‘perfect’”