Victorious alum Daniella Monet recalls dropping down to 70 LBS at age 16 and wearing 'Abercombie kids sizes' while battling IBS

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Victorious prima Daniella Monet has recalled her 'painful' teen years, which saw her dropping down to conscionable 70lbs astatine 16 years aged while suffering from IBS. 

The 35-year-old Nickelodeon alum was thrusted into nan spotlight aft being formed arsenic eccentric and fan-favorite characteristic Trina Vega, and spent her clip moving alongside stars for illustration Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Elizabeth Gillies. 

The mom-of-two - who tied nan knot to Andrew Garner successful 2022 - grew up successful nan limelight and sewage her large break aft appearing connected nan PapaRead sitcom Listen Up.

However, down nan glitz and nan glam, Daniella was battling a terrible lawsuit of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is simply a illness that affects nan gastrointestinal tract, that near her struggling to support nutrient down, yet causing her to driblet to a worrisome weight.

While rubbing shoulders pinch Hollywood heavyweights, Daniella was ever successful 'pain,' successful her 'head', and had dropped to 70lbs - pinch her wardrobe squad questioning why she had to don 'Abercrombie kids sizes.'

Victorious prima Daniella Monet has recalled her 'painful' teen years, which saw her dropping down to conscionable 70lbs astatine 16 years aged while suffering from IBS

Daniella lifted nan lid connected her terrifying teen life while speaking to Taylor Lautner and his wife, Taylor, connected a caller section of their podcast, The Squeeze.

She revealed that she went to spot a expert aft she had problem digesting her nutrient and was 'constipated.'

The character said: 'I was having problems pinch my tummy and digesting food.'

While there, she was diagnosed pinch IBS, placed connected aggregate laxatives and fixed medicine medicine, each of which she admitted 'destroyed her.'

The Nickelodeon alum now explained that she believed her symptoms were a origin of accent and overwhelming emotions arsenic she was transitioning into nan spotlight during that time.

'Now I tin look backmost and say, well, that seems for illustration there's rather a spot of biology worldly that was happening,' she said.

'[Doctors] weren't saying, like, "Oh, she mightiness beryllium stressed. Maybe she's not sleeping enough. Maybe she's not drinking capable water. Maybe she's not getting nan champion nutrition. Like, possibly she's not having clip to move her assemblage properly."'

However, alternatively of taking a holistic approach, doctors put her connected 'all these meds.' 

While rubbing shoulders pinch Hollywood heavyweights, Daniella was ever successful 'pain' and successful her 'head' (seen successful 2004 astatine property 16)

Daniella lifted nan lid connected her terrifying teen life while speaking to Taylor Lautner and his wife, Taylor, connected a caller section of their podcast, The Squeeze

She revealed that she went to spot a expert aft she had problem digesting her nutrient and was 'constipated' (seen successful PapaRead sitcom Listen Up)

These medications caused nan character to struggle pinch keeping nutrient down. 

She admitted: 'I would eat nutrient and it would virtually travel correct retired of me.' 

Because she wasn't digesting immoderate food, her weight plummeted while she was connected nan PapaRead sitcom, which ran successful 2004.

The character said: 'It was truthful uncomfortable. I was ever successful pain, I ever successful my head. I retrieve I was connected my show and wardrobe said, "You're dropping each this weight and you're successful Abercrombie kids sizes."

'They were letting nan hem retired of nan jeans to make them longer because I had nary waist.' 

She admitted that her drastic weight nonaccomplishment made her suffer her play for 5 years - adding that she didn't person it from nan property of 15 to 20.

The prima said: 'I was virtually astatine my lowest, maybe, like, precocious 70 lbs astatine 16 years old.

'I was so, truthful thin, and everyone was trying to look astatine maine and say, like, "Is she throwing up? Is she anorexic?"' 

And while nan character admitted she felt 'pressured' to look a definite way, her weight nonaccomplishment was owed to nan medicine she was on. 

While there, she was diagnosed pinch IBS, placed connected aggregate laxatives and fixed medicine medicine, each of which she admitted 'destroyed her' (seen connected Victorious)

She admitted that her drastic weight nonaccomplishment made her suffer her play for 5 years - adding that she didn't person it from nan property of 15 to 20

She added that aft her difficult journey, she decided to ain her wellness and study astir holistic measures, which helped her summation weight.

She said: 'Let maine show you, going from that weight to astir 130 lbs successful a very short play of clip was a thrust — mentally, physically, emotionally.'

Now, nan character is emotion nan champion she ever has and often tells her 2 young children astir nan value of tending to your body.

She added: 'Your assemblage is amazing, and your assemblage keeps nan score, and my assemblage did conscionable that. It had to do what it had to do to get to a constituent wherever I felt my champion again, but it doesn't hap overnight.'

Daniella starred successful Listen Up erstwhile she was 16 and past went connected to beryllium 1 of nan faces successful nan deed show Victorious, which aired successful 2010 erstwhile Daniella was 19. 

Nickelodeon has been nether fierce scrutiny successful nan past twelvemonth aft HBO laid bare nan chilling allegations of maltreatment taking place.

She added that aft her difficult journey, she decided to ain her wellness and study astir holistic measures, which helped her summation weight

Now, nan character (seen successful April) is emotion nan champion she ever has and often tells her 2 young children astir nan value of tending to your body

While speaking to Taylor, Daniella (seen pinch nan formed of Victorious successful 2011) revealed that she hadn't seen nan documentary and didn't remark astir nan allegations

The HBO documentary Quiet connected Set: nan Dark Side of Kids TV besides elaborate nan condemnation of erstwhile Nickelodeon speech coach and character Brian Peck, who kid prima Drake Bell accused of molesting him erstwhile he was 15.

In a consequence to nan documentary, erstwhile showrunner Dan Schneider said he regretted immoderate of his harsh curen of unit astatine Nickelodeon and behaviour including accepting massages from young formed members, but added that each shows were signed disconnected by aggregate adults.

Dan, 58, began moving astatine Nickelodeon successful 1993 arsenic an executive shaper erstwhile nan transmission was 'pushing nan boundaries of kids entertainment.'

He is said to person 'launched nan careers of kid actors who became awesome stars' including Miranda Cosgrove, Jamie Lynn Spears and Ariana Grande - but nan reality of nan workplace was a acold outcry from nan carefree happenings that were mesmerizing kids onscreen.

He has since been flooded pinch allegations of 'degrading' staff, creating inappropriate sketches and fostering a toxic activity situation - galore of which were divulged successful nan Quiet On Set documentary. 

A Nickelodeon spokesperson antecedently told DailyMail.com: 'Though we cannot corroborate aliases negate allegations of behaviors from productions decades ago, Nickelodeon arsenic a matter of argumentation investigates each general complaints arsenic portion of our committedness to fostering a safe and master workplace situation free of harassment aliases different kinds of inappropriate conduct.'

While speaking to Taylor, Daniella revealed that she hadn't seen nan documentary and didn't remark astir nan allegations.


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