Friends, colleagues and fans of a former Brisbane schoolgirl who claimed to have survived cancer due to a healthy lifestyle are shocked and outraged by accusations she fabricated her story.
Belle Gibson, 23, founded an app called The Whole Pantry, which is marketed as the world’s first health, wellness and lifestyle app community.
Friends of the 23-year-old have cast doubt over her claims, and former colleagues at a Brisbane catering company have described her as a “lost soul”.
“She was a bit disturbed and would come out with some really vivid stories,” a former colleague told The Courier-Mail.
Jayme Smith, a mother of two who claims to be a close friend of Ms Gibson’s, told The Daily Mail the reports of Ms Gibson’s misdiagnosis were “shocking”.
“I am just so shocked and I feel betrayed, that we all fell so hard for the illusion that she created,” Ms Smith said.
“It has hit all of us, who I know, (who) also know Belle, like a tonne of bricks.”
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