DC Housewife Michaele Salahi: I'm Not "Anorexic"

Celebrity Body Aug. 6, 2010 AT 8:53AM
DC Housewife Michaele Salahi: I'm Not "Anorexic" Credit: Bravo

The Real Housewives of DC star Michaele Salahi made headlines this week after getting into a heated feud with The View's Whoopi Goldberg.

But on Thursday's premiere of her Bravo reality show, she raised eyebrows because of her wafer-thin frame.

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Housewife Lynda Erkiletian even called her "anorexic."

The claims don't bother Salahi, 44.

"One person might think I'm anorexic or skinny; another person might have another thought," she told UsMagazine.com Thursday at a private party for the show's premiere party in Washington DC (Salahi skipped the official party). "Everyone is different. There are bigger things going on in the world than my weight."

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Salahi -- who famously crashed President Obama's first State Dinner with her husband last year -- told Us she doesn't care what most people say about her.

"The only way to win is to rise above it," she told Us. "If someone hates me or spins hate, the way I win is by rising above it."

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What does she want people to know about her?

"That I have a big heart," she told Us. "I love people. There isn’t a person I wouldn’t help. I have a lot of substance and care about people."

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