the news broke this morning: Michaele Salahi – who made herself famous by sneaking into a white house state dinner with her husband, and ended up on “the real housewives of washington,” – revealed in “her” new book, which someone else wrote for her, that she has had ms for 17 years and that ms, and not anorexia, is the reason for her wafer-thin frame.
the book, titled, Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, informs us that she kept her disease a secret so that she would not be “judged or pitied.” apparently, there are many who doubt her claim to have ms. she certainly has created some credibility problems for herself – be careful who you trust – and keeping in mind that the only reason anyone knows her name is because she weaseled her way into the news, i wonder if she has chosen ms because it carries less stigma than anorexia. but i can’t recall ever hearing that being extremely thin was associated with ms.
whether it is true or not, it is a shame – though understandable – that it is being treated as entertainment news. at least it is keeping her in the media spotlight, where she apparently needs to be.