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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Only Way is Essex’s Chloe Sims has revealed she is regularly called “deformed”, “alien-head” and “fish face” by trolls on Twitter.
The reality television star says it is hard not to get insecure about her looks because of the comments.
She says: “I’ve always been insecure about my face.
“But reading that you’re ugly just makes it worse. Every day someone says something nasty. They tell me I’m deformed, they say I look like Pete Burns and Michael Jackson’s love child and those are some of the nicer comments. Literally everything about my whole face everyone hates.
“Over time it does make you think, ‘Am I unattractive?’ It’s hard not to believe things like that when so many people are saying it.”
Sims tells the new issue of Reveal magazine that she dislikes her jaw because online bullies have convinced her it is too square.
She says: “When I watch myself on the telly or see pictures, the first thing I notice is my square jaw, and people always talk about it. They tell me I look like that woman from the film Dodgeball – the one with a square face and really thick eyebrows.”
The mum-of-one continues: “And to be honest, I can see where they are coming from. My eyebrows were really big – but I’ve sorted them out now - and my face is really square.”
Chloe has started having Botox injected into her jaw muscles to help relax them.
The 30-year-old says: “My doctor told me my jaw was protruding because I clench my teeth at night, and also because I chew a lot of gum. I became addicted to chewing gum when I temporarily gave up smoking eight years ago. When I’m stressed I will chew it until it’s rock hard.
“He says this has caused my jaw muscles – called masseters - to become really big. And one side is even bigger than the other. I suppose that’s why people say I look deformed.
“My doctor says my face should be a heart-shaped, not square. Juvederm is a filler for my chin, cheek lines and to give me fuller cheeks.”
Chloe had the procedure done two weeks ago, and believes you can already notice the difference.
She says: “It’s really dramatic. Literally the next day I could see the difference. And when you touch my jaw, it isn’t hard any more.”
Read the full story in this week’s Reveal magazine. Out now.