AT 19, with several teen magazine cover shoots behind her and the prospect of a lucrative modelling career, Bethaney Wallace faced a crippling struggle with eating disorders which finally claimed her life this year.
Doctors believe that over the three years since she developed anorexia and bulimia, her condition had weakened her heart and it stopped beating as she slept.
Her father said: "She lost her self-esteem. She would say she was fat but she was so beautiful -- she didn't realise how beautiful she was.
"She had up days and down days. It was like Jekyll and Hyde.
"I tried to warn her that her organs would fail but she just said: 'Don't be silly'. If you mentioned food it would start an argument."
n Also this year, a former head girl died after struggling with anorexia for four years.
Charlotte Seddon, 17, who was described as "intelligent, self-assured and popular", tried to hide the effects of the illness from her parents.
She only revealed her true feelings in her journals, which were discovered after her death.
Charlotte wrote how she felt trapped in a cycle of losing weight, exercise, calorie counting, bouts of depression and purging herself.
The teenager would refuse to have dinner with her family, claiming she had already eaten, but then would starve.
n In 2010, Anna Wood from Wimbledon High School said she wanted to join her mother on a post-Christmas diet. They expected to lose a few pounds, then carry on life as normal.
But within months, the grade-A student suffered from a terrible eating disorder which led her through several crises, reducing her frail body's ability to survive.
Just over a year after starting the diet, she died at 16.
n A Cambridge-bound teenager who suffered from severe anorexia was found dead in bed by her mother in 2009.
The then 18-year-old Alice Rae was studying for her A-levels and had been offered a place to study economics at the university before she died.
Her mother had this to say; "She had become very, very thin. It is such a tragedy, it really is.
"She was such a lovely girl. She was beautiful and clever. We were very proud of her. But she had become very, very thin."
n In 2007, a 7-year-old known only as Miranda, who was almost 23 pounds lighter than she should have been, with a body mass index (BMI) of just 12.5 (BMI of under 18.5 is considered to be underweight), continued not only to refuse to eat but also to drink.
She said: "It's like a pixie in my tummy who is like the devil and is always fighting me when I want to eat.
"The pixie was stronger than me but now I'm a little bit stronger than him. He's getting smaller, and I'm getting bigger and soon, he will have disappeared."
Miranda was admitted to a centre for help after almost dying from anorexia.