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Friday 19 September 2014

Olivia Munn talks anxiety issues

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn gets so anxious she pulls out her eyelashes.

The 32-year-old actress, who stars in hit movie Magic Mike, suffers from a disorder that causes her to rip out her eyelashes when she is nervous. Olivia claims the illness isn't painful but a nuisance in her everyday life.

"I don't bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes," Olivia told the New York Daily News. "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."

Despite being an envied A-list star now, the condition still impacts on the brunette beauty's life. Olivia has been a sufferer of Trichotillomania - defined as an impulse control disorder that makes you want to pull hair from your body - for many years and it continues to affect the way she thinks people see her.

"I don't want people to be mean to me," she said. "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."

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