A stunning model and US Air Force veteran has bravely revealed that behind her glamorous and racy shots lay a harrowing addiction.
Alysia Magen from Nebraska admitted just six months ago she was killing herself and ‘seconds away from death’.
The model who now lives in Miami, Florida, has more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram where she shares saucy snaps and gives an insight into her lavish lifestyle.
The 33-year-old claimed her sexy snaps were nothing more than a superficial facade.
Alysia bravely revealed that she was a “barely functioning” alcoholic who would drink up to ‘10 bottles of wine a day’.
Drinking from ‘morning until night’ to cope with trauma from physical, emotional, and financial abuse at the hands of her ex-partners.
Alysia, AKA @alysia_magen on Instagram, opened up about her addition for the first time.
She said: “The strong girl was gone – I didn’t know who I was at that time, I didn’t know I was an alcoholic, I thought it was just something to manage anxiety.”
“I would wake up in the morning shaking from withdrawal.”
“At the time I thought that was a panic attack and I would start drinking shooters (spirits) as soon as I woke up.”
“It was only later that I realised what was really happening. I was so mentally sick and could see I was in pain and not there.”
“I felt like a fraud and a fake because I was living a lie for so long. At times I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror.”
Alysia's drinking first began while she was in the military and progressively got worse after she was allegedly demoted for posting a sexy snap of herself on Instagram alongside one of her in military uniform.
Eventually, things spiralled out of control as the model also began taking drugs such as cocaine and opioids.
At one point, she overdosed and was rushed to the hospital.
Alysia said: “The doctors said if I had been 10 seconds later, I would have died. I was literally seconds from death but I didn’t care. I had lost all interest in life.
“Dealing with all that pain and trauma makes you want to get high to numb the pain.”
“I wanted to get help but when you have negative people in your life, they always try to drag you down.”
Knowing she couldn’t continue down this path, Alysia spent $10,000 (£8,200) on private rehab to kick her addiction.
She continued: “Now I have recovered, I want to spread the message that everyone should reach out for help if they need it.
“I did not go through all of those things to keep the story inside.”