Bachelorette's Peter Kraus Reveals Past Eating Disorder Battle

Peter Kraus is taking a brave step with this Instagram post

The Bachelorette's Peter Kraus Reveals He Suffered From an Eating Disorder

Peter Kraus, who famously competed on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette and was the runner-up, just revealed that he battled an eating disorder at age 20 for several years. The post, pegged to the popular hashtag #WorkoutWednesday, began with an illuminating and heartbreakingly honest reveal: that Kraus struggled for a long time with an eating disorder related to his modeling work.

"At the age of 20 I had developed an eating disorder while blindly attempting to keep up with the level of fitness of my fellow models and competitors", the reality star wrote.

"For two years I struggled in silence, always trying but never knowing how to compete with my counterparts", he wrote.

Kraus chose to enroll in a dietetics program and become a personal trainer after deciding to make some life changes, though he is grateful for what his experiences taught him.

Kraus, who retired from his modeling career after almost a decade, enrolled in the dietetics program at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he graduated with honors.

"11 years ago I began a modeling career that took me all over the world. i called five different cities in three wonderful countries home over a six year span", the Wisconsin native wrote. But what I am most thankful for from my 9-year career (2 years since retired), is my introduction to fitness.

Kraus' Bachelorette castmate, Alex Bordyukov, was one of many who took to the comments to support the 32-year-old for telling his story, and encouraging him to get back to modeling.

Peter Kraus found the light during a very dark time.

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