If there's one word Blood, Sweet & Heels fans would use to describe series star Daisy Lewellyn, it's probably happy. The style expert and makeover queen is rarely seen without her smile and throughout season one, proved that she is able to find humor even in tense situations.
But 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."
Naturally, the news came as a shock to the young and active TV personality, "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.
But in true Daisy fashion, she's not letting her health struggle dim her megawatt smile, "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."
Viewers will see Daisy's journey from diagnosis to treatment play out during the upcoming second season. "I wanted to keep the doorway open to viewers because everyone knows me to have this fabulous life – I’m in fashion, drinking champagne, wearing high heels – and boom."
Blood Sweat & Heels season 2 premieres Sunday night at 9p.