Star of “Blood, Sweet & Heels,” Daisy Lewellyn, recently shared her battle with cancer and how her work helped her get through one of the toughest times in her life.
Known as a style expert and makeover queen, throughout season one, Daisy leaned on humor even in tense situations. Daisy’s optimistic spirit was put to the test when, while promoting the show, she was diagnosed with an uncommon form of cancer.
“I was doing press for season one and my makeup artists noticed that my eyes had this crazy green,” Daisy told OK! Magazine. “I assumed I was just tired – but it turned out I had a tumor in my bile duct. It’s super rare.”
The news shocked the young reality star, “I’d thought the next “Big C” in my life would be my career, but I was never expecting cancer,” said Daisy, who told the mag she had the tumor removed but moved forward with chemotherapy and radiation treatment after more cancerous cells were discovered.
Daisy at the hospital for a chemo treatment
Despite the diagnosis, Daisy is staying positive and facing her challenges with a positive attitude,
“I have cancer – cancer doesn’t have me. Every day comes with its challenges, but that doesn’t stop me from celebrating what I have in my life,” she said. Daisy, who also appeared on Today Wednesday morning, said she decided to open up about her health because she wanted to have a positive impact, “I wanted to turn this tragedy into triumph by sharing my story in hopes that even one person could feel inspired.”
The new season of “Blood, Sweet & Heels,” premiers tonight on Bravo at 9|8c. Watch a sneak peek below.