FORMER Towie star Joey Turner branded himself “pretty and poor” as he shared another startling image this weekend.
Alongside the snap of him pretending to smoke, the 20-year-old, who has sparked concern over his weight, added: “I have problems”.
In recent months Joey has been subjected to serious backlash over his controversial posts and has endured cruel comments.
Many believe that Joey – who shot to fame age 17 on the ITVbe show – looks vastly different to his time on TV.
He has previously hit out at trolls for abusing him over his body image, and insists it’s because they are jealous.
The fashion student told The Sun: "People tell me the most awful things, that I'm an oxygen thief and that I need to be shot – all because of my body.
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"I think it comes from a place of insecurity and jealousy. A lot of them are projecting their own body insecurities onto me.
"It's affected the way I see myself. I look in the mirror now and ask 'am I too thin?'
"People want me to hate my body, that's their end goal.
"They won't stop until I hate myself."
Joey became a firm favourite on Towie after joining with a wave of new cast members in 2019, and was seen on TV sobbing as he left the show five months ago in emotional scenes.
He is now studying fashion design at university in London, focusing on a career outside of reality television.
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