However, after embarking on a healthy eating and exercise regime, Allen now sports a svelte new figure. And she has opened up about her battle with the bulge, admitting she suffers from a crippling condition, which affects the way she sees herself. "(In the mirror I see) someone who is more overweight that they actually are. I''ve got a touch of (body) dysmorphia," the Daily Express quoted her as telling Q magazine.
However, the pop star is trying to overcome the disorder with help from her new boyfriend, Sam Cooper. "I was sitting in bed last night and I caught sight of myself in the mirror. I said, ''God, that''s a funny looking thing.'' My boyfriend said, ''You are, but in a very sweet and beautiful way.'' That was smooth of him," Allen said.