23-year old actress Hayden Panettiere, star of TV’s “Heroes” and the upcoming “Nashville” series, recently revealed to Women’s Health magazine what most women have always been conscious of, notably cellulite.
According to OMG!, when she was 16, Hayden Panettiere saw a picture of herself in a tabloid image, with the word “cellulite” written above it, and it had a strong effect on how she viewed her body.
I think at such a young age, when as a teenager, they have other body issues,and to throw in cellulite, I can understanded how that shaped her early view of her body.
In the interview with the magazine, she said: “I was mortified. It gave me such body dysmorphia for so long. But I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better.”
According to Mayo Clinic, body dysmorphic disorder (Body dysmorphia) is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can’t stop thinking about a flaw with your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined.
Body dysmorphic disorder has sometimes been called “imagined ugliness.”
When you have body dysmorphic disorder, you intensely obsess over your appearance and body image, often for many hours a day. You may seek out numerous cosmetic procedures to try to “fix” your perceived flaws, but never will be satisfied. Body dysmorphic disorder is also known as dysmorphophobia, the fear of having a deformity.