Mica Paris' unhealthy diet at start of career
Soul singer Mica Paris lived on a diet of "coffee and cigarettes" at the beginning of her career after a record company executive criticised her fluctuating weight.
The star has spent years battling to stay slim, and she recently shed several dress sizes by adopting a healthier lifestyle, but she will never forget the day her boss insulted her figure and prompted her to adopt a series of crash diets.
She tells the Daily Mirror, "When I was around 23, a record label executive told me I looked like two people in one body. I'd been a size eight and put on about two stone because my body had changed after having a baby.
"I freaked out. It hurt and it took a long time to get over that. I felt under enormous pressure to be thin, so I made sure that every time I had a record out I was skinny.
"But to get so slim before the cover shoot I existed on just coffee and cigarettes."
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I adore that CD. Adele would have told them where to go, but amazingly even though it was only 20 odd years ago we stood for it. Still love it today Mica if you ever log on. Oh Orange your little scanner did not like my choice of word before b...er off it makes me howl all the racist and sexist comments that get on here - choose a better progamme to wheedle out spam and that sort of stuff eh?