Last updated on Oct 19th, 2020 at 06:10 pm

Pearl Modiadie is one of the hottest female celebrities in South Africa but she didn’t always feel good about the way she looks

The TV presenter took to Twitter recently to reveal that she started dieting when she was a teenager.

“When you’re told to start dieting in your teens because there’s an ‘obesity gene’ in the family, you start obsessing over your weight,” she wrote.

The 31-year-old added that she had been on just about every diet under the sun.

“I’ve been on diets as long as I can remember. Name a diet, I’ve probably tried it. The scale was my frienemy, still is, but now I exercise!

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Pearl says she cannot believe she thought she was “big” growing up

“I look back at my old pics and can’t believe I thought I was big.”