Chloe Lattanzi, the daughter of “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John, is opening up about her struggles with body dysmorphia.
The 30-year-old actress and singer reveals her past body issues led her to alter her appearance.
“When I was in the height of my body dysmorphia, I had a whole bunch of fillers,” she says during an appearance on “The Doctors”. “I’ve had that all removed from my face because I like the way I look naturally.”
“I look back at myself and I as a teenager and I’m like, ‘What a beautiful young woman,'” she says. “What was I thinking? Why was I so insecure?”
I am not my face. I am not my makeup. I am not my body. You are not your face,body,possessions,accomplishments,mistakes,pain,or happiness. What we are can not be captured in a snapchat, an Instagram photo, a facebook profile. I want to talk to people more. Look past the image they want to present, and feel the essence of what they are. This picture presents an idea of who I am. This is just a mask. An alter ego to protect me. I wish I could truly know you. I yearn to be understood. #momentoflife
Now, Lattanzi is focused on being open about her struggles in the hopes of helping other young women who struggle with their appearance, believing social media plays a key role.
“I think so many young girls are going through body dysmorphia — we’re constantly told how we’re supposed to look via Instagram and filters,” she says. “There’s constant pressure for us to look perfect.”