Olivia Attwood in Bathing Suit is Living Her "Best Life"
Olivia Attwood from The Only Way Is Essex and Love Island is reality TV royalty. The model and TV presenter has appeared on shows of all kinds, from Celebs Go Dating, Olivia Meets Her Match and Celebrity Karaoke Club, and on each, looks remarkable. She works hard to stay in shape. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Olivia Attwood stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Her Modeling Prepared Her for the Limelight
"I think from being from a modeling background and doing the Grid Girls stuff, it was all, obviously you are held to like impeccably higher standards of like physical appearance and like the way you hold yourself and being tough and having a face on, doesn't matter if you are feeling a bit miserable, one day you've gotta come and you've gotta smile. And you've got to be entertaining, charismatic. And I think that definitely has helped me for this part of my life," she told the Behind Closed Doors podcast.
Love Island was a "Therapeutic" Experience
"Love Island was kind of like a big wakeup call for me in quite a lot of ways….I realized that previous to that I'd always used all my relationships and the men in my life as a crutch. So I felt beautiful when they told me I was beautiful. I thought I was funny if they told me I was funny and I think what Love Island taught me is that I don't need someone else to tell me that, like, I just need to like myself and be confident in who I am and that's enough. And even though I was on, you know, on love island, you can say I was so unfiled and like I just was unapologetically myself for the first time I think in ages, in a weird way. Cuz you think being on a national TV, like it'd have the opposite effect, but weirdly like I just kind of in that Villa with no outside influence, like generally I had no one to kind of like guide me or tell me don't do that. Don't say that, you know, not having an ex you know, ex-boyfriend shush you or don't don't say that, it was quite like a therapeutic experience," she told Behind Closed Doors.
She Loves the Outdoors
"I am 100% a summer girl, as I'm the coldest person that ever lived! Even on sunny days in England, when it gets to 25 degrees and everyone else strips off, I'll still be wearing jeans. For that reason, spending last summer on Love Island was the absolute dream – it was always so lovely and warm!" she told Checklist.
This is Her Diet Advice
"Prosecco and white wine are always on my shopping list – especially Pinot Grigio! I'm also obsessed with drinking water, so my fridge is always stocked up with plenty of bottles of Evian, as well as lots of healthy staples like eggs, smoothies, spinach, smoked salmon, bagels and avocados. I tend to end up eating breakfast foods at all hours of the day – even for dinner," she told Checklist.
She Has ADHD
Olivia has ADHD. "The primary features of ADHD include inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behavior. ADHD symptoms start before age 12, and in some children, they're noticeable as early as 3 years of age. ADHD symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, and they may continue into adulthood," says the Mayo Clinic. "ADHD occurs more often in males than in females, and behaviors can be different in boys and girls. For example, boys may be more hyperactive and girls may tend to be quietly inattentive." "I myself fall into a kind of combined type," Olivia has said on Loose Women. "It got brought up when I was a child for me fidgeting in school, finding it hard to concentrate, but because I was like mild-mannered and bright, it kind of got a bit of brush under the carpet. And it was only in my later life. I found myself in a quite severe battle with anxiety and depression. And I came under the care of a psychiatrist whose actual special field was ADHD in adults. It was just an actually strike of luck. And she just was speaking to me for an hour assessing me. And at the end of the hour, she said, has anyone ever spoken to you about having ADHD?"