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by Dr. Allie Sharma & Bridget Malcolm
Model Mentality

A Young Model on Social Development, Bulimia, Control and Substances: Dylan Lynch


Dylan Lynch is a former model who began modeling and the age of 10 and was represented by Ford Models SF and LA, Milk Management London and Next Models Worldwide. 

Listen to Dr. Allie and Bridget Malcolm in conversation with Dylan Lynch as they reflect on her early social development and modeling, her eating disorder, and substance use disorder and how control has been a central theme. 

Dylan worked for brands including Abercrombie and Fitch, Pottery Barn, Nordstrom’s, Levi’s, O’Neill, Sephora, Givenchy, Selfridges, and more until the age of 19 when she retired and attended NYU University. 

She recently received a degree in Sports Law and Psychology, and is currently working on social and digital media for the New York Jets.

Through personal experience and past struggles with and eating disorder-bulimia nervosa, anxiety and depression, and substance abuse disorder, she plans to combine her work in Sports and her passion for recovery to work towards reducing mental health and recovery stigma for professional athletes.

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Follow Dylan Lynch on IG @dylanlynch_2 


Episode 20

by Dr. Allie Sharma & Bridget Malcolm