A college student who vowed to look like model Kendall Jenner lost so much weight doctors warned she could die if she took a shower.
The anorexic 20-year-old was eventually admitted to an eating disorder unit where specialists told her she was so weak her heart may fail if she showered due to a fast change in temperature.
But the anorexic student, from Lincoln, has now made a full recovery and is training to compete in bikini competitions.
She said: “I was horrified when I was admitted to the unit and put straight into a wheelchair.
“The doctor told me walking would cause too much strain – and I couldn’t shower as the change in temperature could cause my heart to fail.
“I was skin and bones. Apparently, I wouldn’t have survived another week without medical help.”
At 5ft 6in, Katy had weighed a healthy 8st 5lb, but at 17 she began wanting to look like stick thin celebrities and the weight fell off as she began to cut out carbs.
She eventually began living on a breakfast of black coffee and fruit for lunch.
She said: “My life was so full of stress and worry – people like Kendall Jenner seemed to have it all.
“I’d pore over her Instagram and social media accounts, dreaming of having stick-thin legs and a gorgeous figure like her.
“More than anything I wanted a thigh gap like hers.
“She was always so cool and in control. I wanted more than anything to be like that.