Instagram model Alysia Magen used to drink up to ’10 bottles of wine a day’

A model and US Air Force veteran has bravely revealed that harrowing addiction battle behind her glossy Instagram façade – admitting that she was left ‘seconds from death’ while consuming up to ’10 bottles of wine a day’.

Alysia Magen, who grew up in Nebraska and now lives in Miami, has more than 1.5 million followers, where she shares racy snaps and images of her lavish lifestyle.

But just six months ago, she was ‘killing herself’ drinking vast quantities of wine as well as copious amounts of spirits.

The 33-year-old would drink ‘from morning to night’ to cope with the trauma from her past of having been physically, emotionally and financially abused by ex-partners.

Alysia Magen, a model and US Air Force veteran, has spoken out about her alcoholic past when she was drinking up to ’10 bottles of wine a day’

Magen’s seemingly idyllic Instagram life masks her hidden battle

Now, Alysia is opening up about her addiction issues for the first time, revealing the desperate battle that she was fighting while posting glamorous images on Instagram in order to keep the image of her ‘perfect’ lifestyle alive.

‘The strong girl was gone – I didn’t know who I was at that time,’ she told NudePR.com.

‘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 have started drinking shooters (spirits) as soon as I woke up.”

It was only later that Magen realized what was really happening.

‘I was so mentally sick and could see I was in pain and not there,’ she said. ‘I feel like a fraud and a fake because I was living a lie for so long.’

As time went on, Magen retreated into himself more and more.

‘Throughout that period I wasn’t the person I am at all,’ she said. ‘I was scared to even go outside and meet people.

‘At times I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror.

Magen tears up in an emotional video. During her battle with addiction, she said she couldn't even look at herself in the mirror

Magen tears up in an emotional video. During her battle with addiction, she said she couldn’t even look at herself in the mirror

She said it had been triggered by the pain of being in an abusive relationship

She said it had been triggered by the pain of being in an abusive relationship

Magen, who was pictured in hospital after overdosing on drugs, says his drinking first began while he was in the military and became progressively worse

Magen, who was pictured in hospital after overdosing on drugs, says his drinking first began while he was in the military and became progressively worse

Magen, who was pictured in hospital after overdosing on drugs, says his drinking first began while he was in the military and became progressively worse

‘I did it all to block out the pain of being in an abusive relationship. It’s amazing what trauma can do.’

Magen’s drinking first began while she was in the military and became progressively worse after she was allegedly demoted for posting a revealing snap of herself on Instagram alongside one of her in military uniform.

She claims to have been ostracized after it happened and spent her last six months in the military in ‘painful isolation’.

As time went on, Magen retreated into himself more and more.

‘Throughout that period I wasn’t the person I am at all,’ she said. ‘I was scared to even go outside and meet people.

‘At times I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror.

‘I did it all to block out the pain of being in an abusive relationship. It’s amazing what trauma can do.’

Magen’s drinking first began while she was in the military and became progressively worse after she was allegedly demoted for posting a revealing snap of herself on Instagram alongside one of her in military uniform.

Magen's drinking first began while he was in the military and became progressively worse after he was allegedly demoted

Magen’s drinking first began while he was in the military and became progressively worse after he was allegedly demoted

According to Alysia, she was demoted for posting a revealing snap of herself on Instagram alongside one of her in military uniform

According to Alysia, she was demoted for posting a revealing snap of herself on Instagram alongside one of her in military uniform

Magen shows off her gym body. She says she felt'like a fraud' for'living a lie for so long'

Magen shows off her gym body. She says she felt ‘like a fraud’ for ‘living a lie for so long’

The Instagram model poses at a restaurant in a blue dress. She has revealed details about her harrowing alcohol addiction

The Instagram model poses at a restaurant in a blue dress. She has revealed details about her harrowing alcohol addiction

She claims to have been ostracized after it happened and spent her last six months in the military in ‘painful isolation’.

After being demoted in 2017, Magen threw himself into social media full-time, which involved unconventional hours and lots of parties, and saw his drinking escalate.

Eventually, things spiraled out of control and the model also began taking drugs, including cocaine and opioids.

At one point, she overdosed and was rushed to the hospital.

‘The doctors said if I had been 10 seconds later, I would have died,’ Magen said. ‘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.’

Magen poses by the pool in a pink bandeau and spotted underwear

The US Air Force veteran shows off her body in a white G-string bikini

Magen said she ‘didn’t know I was an alcoholic, I thought it was just something to manage anxiety’

She was allegedly demoted for posting a revealing snap of herself

She claims to have been ostracized after it happened

She was allegedly demoted for posting a revealing photo of herself alongside a snap of her in a military uniform

Magen takes a mirror selfie at the gym

After being demoted in 2017, Magen threw himself into social media full-time

The US Air Force veteran salutes to the camera

She flashes her pert derriere wearing a thong and a camo cap

Since making the switch to social media full-time, Magen has amassed more than 1.5 million followers

As time went on Magen became increasingly ill. But in March she realized that something had to change.

She splashed out $10,000 to check into a private rehab.

This enabled her to kick the drinking, leave her partner and set her on a road to recovery.

Weeks into sobriety, she also received a life-changing phone call asking if she would fight Blac Chyna in a celebrity bout in June.

She jumped at the chance and despite earning a draw, Magen put Rob Kardashian’s ex on her backside during the fight and said training for it ‘kept her on the road to recovery’.

‘I’ve been reborn in six months,’ the model added.

‘I didn’t think I needed help because I’d been in the military and had this attitude like “nothing affects me”.

‘But it did and I needed the support, which I eventually got.’

The model shows off a crocheted all-white outfit

Eventually, things spiraled out of control as the model also began taking drugs, such as cocaine and opioids

Magen smiles at the camera while wearing an off-the-shoulder hot pink dress

Pulling off the mesh! The 33-year-old works it in a black, gloved bodysuit

At one point, she overdosed and was rushed to the hospital where doctors said she could have died if she had arrived 10 seconds later

Magen says training for her celebrity bout with Blac Chyna helped her stay on the road to recovery

Magen says training for her celebrity bout with Blac Chyna helped her stay on the road to recovery

The model is seen with her hands in the air

Magen smiles in the boxing ring

Magen beat Rob Kardashian’s ex Blac Chyna during the fight

Since getting help Magen has celebrated being six months’ sober.

‘Now that I have recovered, I want to spread the message that everyone should reach out for help if they need it,’ she said.

‘I did not go through all of those things to keep the story inside.

‘So get the support and help you need because nobody deserves to be abused by the people who are supposed to love them.

‘It changes the way you think about people. You have got to take responsibility and that’s what I did.

‘I said: “I can’t do this on my own but I can do it with help.”‘