19 year old Ellen Lietzow is a former anorexia sufferer who came close to death when she refused to eat or drink anything as a result of wanting to be more popular with the kids at school.
Ellen, then 17, refused to let even a drop of water touch her lips at the height of her struggle with anorexia, when her weight plummeted to under five and a half stone.
In just a few months Elle lost almost seven stone (40 kilos).
Elle was so thin she weighed just 35 kilos.
After a week of fasting she collapsed with a seizure and was rushed to hospital.
She was in such poor condition doctors and nurses were astonished she was still alive.
She said: "I wanted to stay skinny just to be accepted by everyone. I had gained so many friends when I lost weight accidentally during my swimming and everyone would compliment me.
I thought, if I quit swimming I am going to have to keep that low weight so that people would still want to be my friends, because if I gain weight no one would want to be my friend anymore."
Elle said: "My life has changed since my recovery. I'm now social, I go out with friends and I don't isolate myself. "
Today, Elle is happy and healthy.