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Olivia Munn's multi-ethnic make-up complications

Published 05/04/2016

Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn finds the plastic surgery rumours surrounding her appearance unfair.

Actress Olivia Munn has to deal with a "whole set of complications" when it comes to having her picture taken because of her dual heritage.

The X-Men: Apocalypse star's beautiful looks are down to being half-Chinese and half-Caucasian, but she admits it can be a struggle to make things work when it comes to make-up at times.

"Being multi-ethnic - I'm half-Chinese, half-white - brings up a whole set of complications that people don't even think about when it comes to being photographed," she explained to Fashion magazine. "I have more of a white appearance on the outside, but my bone structure is very much Asian. I have high cheekbones and smaller eyes. When you put shimmer on the inside of my eyes, I immediately look cross-eyed. If you put too heavy of an eyelash on me, it looks like my eyes are halfway closed."

The 35-year-old's appearance has been scrutinised even more intensely in recent months, with people accusing Olivia of having plastic surgery.

The star has resolutely denied having any work done and finds it upsetting to have so many people commenting on the subject online.

"When your face changes because of make-up, it's hard to let people know that you're not actually doing surgery or fillers," she said. "That’s where it’s unfair: the judgment that is put on women for how we look. If you’re looking bad, you have to cover up. If you’re looking good, you’ve done something or made a deal with the devil.”

It isn't the first time Olivia has addressed the cosmetic surgery rumours, as she took to Instagram earlier this year (16) to explain how training for her role as Psylocke in the upcoming instalment of the hit X-Men franchise had changed her appearance.

"I lost 12 pounds this past year while training for X- Men," she wrote. "I kept it off by coming up with an hour workout I do a few times a week. The weight loss leaned out my cheeks and jaw line. Working out is also great for your skin because it increases blood flow to your face which helps rejuvenate."

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