Valeria Levitin revealed that she is horrified to find herself being promoted as a "role model" for women and girls who are looking to be skinny.
The 39-year old weighs just 56 pounds and is regarded as the world's skinniest woman. Levitin suffers from an extreme form of anorexia and is busy educating others about the dangers of the condition.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Levitin said, "I am not going to teach them how to die. It is not a game, it is not a joke, it is your life. I want to share my story to help sufferers and their families from repeating my fate. Anorexia has made me lonely, unattractive, and repulsive for the people around me. My eating disorder has robbed me of so much. People don't want to be around someone who is not in a good mood or not upbeat."