Bruce Willis’ daughter Tallulah Willis has revealed she used to “resent” looking like her famous dad. In a candid Instagram post, the 27-year-old addressed her insecurities regarding her “masculine” facial features and admitted she often “punished” her…
Bruce Willis' daughter Tallulah Willis has revealed she used to "resent" looking like her famous dad.
In a candid Instagram post, the 27-year-old addressed her insecurities regarding her "masculine" facial features and admitted she often "punished" herself for not looking like her mum, Demi Moore.
Before her lengthy message, Tallulah made sure to warn fans that her post may trigger feelings around body dysmorphic disorder, which she was diagnosed with since she was 13.https://www.instagram.com/p/CO6e6UJJ5cg/
"Took me way too long to realize that: A. Aging happens without your control, time passes and your face can change 🤷🏻♂️ B. I punished myself for not looking like my mom, after being told I was BW [Bruce Willis] twin since birth — I resented the resemblance as I believed wholly my 'masculine' face was the sole reason for my unlovability — FALSE! I was/am inherently valuable and worthy, at any life stage, at any size, with anyhair do! (As are you). C. You need to soothe the wound within your soul before trying to 'fix' the outsides."
The young star first revealed her struggle with body dysmorphic disorder in 2014, opening up to non-profit organisation StyleLikeU's The What's Underneath Project.
"I struggled a lot when I was younger. I'm diagnosed with body dysmorphia [because of] reading those stupid f---ing tabloids when I was like 13, feeling like I was just ugly, always," she said in a video interview. "I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me, because why would the people who love me be honest?"
Watch the clip above.
"I started starving myself and losing a bunch of weight and I got down to like 95 pounds [43kg]," she added. "When I lost my curves and my boobs shrivelled up into nothing, and I had no shape and I was just saggy skin everywhere, I was like 'Hey, believe me now?'
"But I viewed super-skinny me as smart, intelligent. I was able to have the physical transformation so everyone could see me differently."
These days, Tallulah turns to certain activities to help her when she's in a "BDD spiral", such as going for walks, taking social media breaks and reading novels.
"Be mindful of the special and impressionable minds around you and their access to social media and potential triggering imagery or the indicators that hyper-focusing on ones appearance goes deeper then just wanting to feel good in their own skin," she wrote in her most recent Instagram post.
"We all want to feel good, and confident but when it creeps into a deeper, spookier place where it begins to devour your essence bit by bit, ask for help. Do not feel ashamed, this is not a 'stupid, vain issue' this is a genuine psychological pain and I see you so clearly and witness the validity in your struggle."
If you, or someone you know, are struggling with an eating disorder, you can find help, support and resources through The Butterfly Foundation: 1800 33 4673.
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