Olivia Munn suffers from a rare disorder called trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder.
When she is anxious, it causes her to pull her eye lashes out.
"I don’t bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes."
So even though her career is really taking off, she still gets anxious.
Anything from her appearances on The Daily Show to simply showing up to a party or event, can trigger anxiety and lash pulling.
She blames it mostly on her growing up all over the place, saying:
"I don’t think anyone would describe me as weak, but I don’t want people to be mean to me. As an Air Force kid, I moved around a lot when I was younger and no one was nice to the new kid. So there is always this feeling that someone will make fun of me."
Aww, no one would make fun of you!
You're gorgeous and hilarious!
Just keep doing what you're doing, gurl!
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