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2015 has been a year of highs and lows for Blake Shelton.
After coming in fifth on the second season of The Voice, Erin Willett felt lost.
"I went through a lot of changes all at the same time," Willett tells PEOPLE of coming up short on the NBC reality singing competition just before losing her father to cancer. "I struggled with a little bit of depression and bulimia and trying to figure out how to love myself. I just couldn't do it."
Though she'd "became comfortable" in her own "skin" while in college studying marketing, Willett says the public scrutiny she faced while on The Voice ate away at her confidence.
"I was 22 years old and just seeing the world for the first time, really," she says. "And people are mean sometimes. Especially when they're hiding behind a computer. For every 10 amazing tweets and comments, there would be that one that I would just focus on."
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