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Kelly Osbourne's body image battle

Kelly Osbourne has opened up about some of the struggles she faced while living life in the spotlight.

TV star Kelly Osbourne wanted to switch lives with another person at the height of her personal struggles.

The former Fashion Police co-host has been in the spotlight since a young age thanks to being the daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, but growing up famous has had many downsides.

"A big misconception about fame is that sometimes people forget that you are human; that you too deal with the issues that all women face, ranging from self-worth, body image, societal beauty standards, and the feeling of needing to be perfect," she said as part of Mogul's #IAmAMogul campaign.

The 31-year-old found it hard to deal with the many harsh labels which were given to her in the media, many regarding her appearance as she went from full figured teen to a slim and trim twentysomething.

"I have been publicly labelled everything from a drug addict, fat, a racist, a spoilt brat, talentless, too skinny to America's Sweetheart," she wrote. "As a result of this, I would do anything to not be me. I would go to bed praying to wake up anyone else but myself."

Kelly adds she got sick and tired of the comments so one day she decided to stop worrying about them and focus on being the best version of herself she can be, whatever size or shape.

"I discovered that I never wanted to be the skinniest, the prettiest, the smartest, the funniest, the tallest (or) the best at anything! Because you know what? There will always be someone 'better'," she continued. "You can't change who you are, but you can change your actions. My wish is that girls and women stop competing with each other and learn that we are our best allies."

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