Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale (Aria) is talented, successful, and grounded. But in September's issue of Cosmopolitan magazine — which she's on the cover of — Lucy admits that the road to happiness hasn't always been easy. In fact, the star used to struggle with body image issues and disordered eating.

"I've never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating. Or maybe I'd have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours," Lucy reveals in the magazine.

She explains that "I knew I had a problem", and adds, "it was a gradual process but I changed myself."

We're so sad to hear about Lucy's past troubles, but we're thrilled to know she found a way to work past them. She's even stronger than we thought.

You can read the interview in full when the new issue of Cosmopolitan hits the stands on August 14, 2012.

Catch an all-new episode of PLL on Tuesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: Cosmopolitan via Us Weekly

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