Tallulah Willis Strips Down to Underwear, Talks Body Dysmorphia

Celebrity News Aug. 5, 2014 AT 2:50PM

Tallulah Willis is following in her sister Scout's footsteps. The youngest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore recently stripped down to her underwear and bra for a cause. Willis bared all—literally—to discuss her body dysmorphia for the series Stylelikeu's What's Underneath Project.

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"Sometimes I feel like parents look at me and think, 'Oh God, thank God that's not my kid,'" Willis, 20, says in the video. "I struggled a lot when I was younger. Like I'm diagnosed with body dysmorphia with reading those stupid f-ing tabloids when I was like 13 but feeling like I was ugly, like always." (Body Dysmorphia is a mental illness and belief that one's appearance is defective.) 

Tallulah Willis
Tallulah Willis

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Willis grew up in one of the most famous families in Hollywood, but often looked to people outside her circle for approval. "I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me because why would the people who love me be honest?" she admitted.

So with that, she began to show off her breasts and her butt—the things she "was getting attention for," she explains. But it wasn't until a year ago when she had an epiphany.

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Tallulah Willis
Tallulah Willis

"I put on a button-up and buttoned it up all the way to my neck and I had on long pants that weren't tight and just my arms showing—and just feeling so beautiful. That was a f--ing mindf--k for me," she said. "That the fact that all the attention had to be on my face and that was so scary for me because I always wanted to distract people."

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In the clip, Willis also discussed how her doubts led to starving herself, her face being her biggest insecurity, and how she's tried to express herself without always trying to lean on her style. (Tallulah is the youngest sister of Rumer, 25, and Scout, 22. Scout stripped down for her own cause in May when she walked around topless in NYC to protest against Instagram's nudity policy.)

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