Tallulah Willis Eating Disorder: Daughter Of Demi Moore Struggles With Body Dysmorphia

3:23 PM EDT 8/6/2014 by Lindsay Cronin, Celebeat Reporter

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Tallulah Willis has opened up about her body issues.

In a bold new video for Stylelikeu, the 20-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis got candid about her struggles with body image, which she claimed were the result of living her life in the public eye.

“I’m diagnosed with body dysmorphia [because of] reading those stupid f**king tabloids when I was like 13, feeling like I was just ugly, always,” Willis said in the video, via an Aug. 6 report by PEOPLE Magazine. “I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me, because why would the people who love me be honest?”

Willis is the youngest of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' three daughters, which also include Scout LaRue and Rumer. She has acted in films such as 1995's The Scarlet Letter, 2001's Bandits and 2004's The Whole Ten Yards.

Throughout her career, and her parent's career, Willis has been featured in tabloids -- and it hasn't always been pretty. For years, Willis has paid attention to what people were saying, and admittedly changed herself because of it. Because people were talking about her breasts and butt, Willis began wearing things, which put her assets on display. Then, when she opted for a button-up and pants, her face took center stage and immediately sent her into a panic.

“That was so scary for me, because I already wanted to distract people," she explained. "And by the time I realized that wasn’t who I was anymore, it was like I was trapped in this body and I hated that I was sexy.”

Coming to the realization that she must change her appearance and be less sexy, Willis began starving herself and dropped to just 95 lbs. At that point, Willis felt that people would be able to see her intelligence and not focus so much on her physical appearance.

These days, Willis has better learned how to love herself for what she is and not feel that she needs to please others or look a certain way for respect, and she hopes sharing her story can help others do the same.

“If I can use any of the pain that I’ve gone through, and if … when other girls read it they can be healed a little, even if it’s the smallest piece, by something I’ve written or the way I’ve written it, that’s very, very important to me,” Willis said.

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