Chrissie Swan is an Australian radio and television personality. She is currently presenter of Mix 1011's Breakfast program Chrissie & Jane with Jane Hall and was previously co-host on Network Ten's morning show, The Circle. In 2003, she gained national fame as the runner-up of Big Brother Australia on Network Ten. Swan has hosted the second and third series of Can of Worms.
Swan had been criticised for a magazine story in which her children were photographed, with some questioning whether she was raising overweight children and the responsibilities of parenting.There was a wider issue at play in what happened to Chrissie Swan on the weekend and it had nothing at all to do with weight or nutiriton or parenting,” she said.“It was about bullying.“It was also about the often-white noise of social media versus traditional media. And how a bunch of anonymous bullies took to websites to vent their prejudice and inexplicably made the jump to mainstream news outlets.
Chrissie has never let her size hold her back. Her attitude is inspiring.
"I never bought into that, 'I am fat, and therefore I am bad' way of thinking," she tells the June issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, out today.
Chrissie started dieting when she was 10 years old and has been on diets her whole life — even as a child, when she didn't need to be.
Chrissie believes this set her up for a fractious relationship with food. Yet now, after almost 30 years, Chrissie says she has come to terms with her size and is happy.
It may have caused her unhappiness in the past, but she has never let it hold her back or define her as a person.
"To me, it was always just weight," she says. "It's quite popular now, television shows like The Biggest Loser and all that stuff. They weep and say how ashamed they are and they are terrible people [for being overweight]. Why can't it just be kilos?
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