Tallulah Willis recently opened up to discuss her personal struggle with body dysmorphia, and she revealed the not-so-surprising root of the negative views she once had for herself.
The 20-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis told StyleLikeU, “I’m diagnosed with body dysmorphia with reading those stupid f**cking tabloids when I was like 13 and feeling like I was ugly, like always. I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me because why would the people who love me be honest?”
In Tallulah’s desperation to feel better about herself, she admits that she began to dress in more revealing ways in order to get the attention that she thought she wanted.
Willis stated, “That made me start to dress showing off my boobs and my butt and those things that I was getting attention for. It was like denim short shorts, and push up bras so they were sticking to my neck.”
According to Page Six, Tallulah’s downward spiral came with dramatic weight loss. Willis starved her body in another desperate attempt to feel beautiful in her own skin.
“I was trapped in this body,” Tallulah Willis explained. “I started starving myself and losing a bunch of weight and I got down to like 95 pounds. When I lost my curves and when my boobs shriveled up into like nothing and I had no shape, it put me in even more of a cage.”
Thankfully, Tallulah made a breakthrough a year ago when she discovered that less clothes does not make a person beautiful. Willis revealed that she suddenly felt “so beautiful” just by putting on a button-up shirt and pants.
Tallulah has found comfort in helping other girls and women to stop obsessing about what they see in the mirror and to focus on being at peace with themselves by writing on her blog, The Clothing Coven. Willis wants women to support one another instead of tearing each other down with body comparisons and disparaging remarks about how a person looks.
Tallulah Willis pushes for everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin and to embrace their own unique styles. As she has said in her blog, her readers are “fan-f**king-fantasic” no matter what they look like, and she understands that no one will ever be completely comfortable with the way they look all of the time. People will have their ups and downs, but those bad days do not have to last forever.
Tullah Willis is finally having more better days than bad and admits, “For the first time, I like myself on the inside.”