- Zia Quizon took to social media to reveal that she is suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- According to her, her condition worsened when people bashed the looks of her boyfriend Robin Nievera
- The singer urged the public to stop making insults about other people’s physical appearance
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Zia Quizon, the daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla and the late comedy king Dolphy, took to social media to reveal that she has a mental disorder.
KAMI learned that the 27-year-old singer-songwriter is suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which affects a person’s perception of herself and her appearance.
According to Zia, her disorder worsened after seeing the negative comments of both netizens and people she personally knows about the physical appearance of her boyfriend Robin Nievera, the son of Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez.
“Last week was #nationaleatingdisorderawarenessweek and I wasn’t going to post anything about it. I wasnt sure if I even count. Normally, I prefer to keep my medical information private. But comments on my last post made me want to clarify something to anyone who cares.
“I suffer from Body Dismorphic Disorder— amongst other diagnoses. ADAA defines it as ‘a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance.’ And, unsurprisingly, it is one of the major reasons I decided to take a step back from it all and reevaluate who I was becoming and the way I was living my life. The person I was indirectly telling little girls to look like or be like, as much as i convinced myself I was not interested in playing role model.
“I wake up everyday feeling like I am the ugliest person on the face of the earth. So it helps me to focus on the fact that, ultimately, looks are not so important. As much as I concede to the evidence supporting the notion that good-looking people do incur some sort of advantage in life just for being attractive. That’s life, too. But it will never be as important to me as being a good person.
“But here is where you come in, Social Media. Here is where I post a picture of my beloved and all some people can comment on is how they dislike his physical appearance. The painful part is not when it comes from strangers, but people in your life. People you have let in, trusted, and are occasionally vaulnerable with. ‘Friends’ ‘Family.’ People who tell you they support you all the way, but cannot seem to control their need to chip you down about your flaws in front of others.
“I can do that thing where I pretend it doesnt bother me and I am above it and better than that. But I am not. Maybe one day.
“Because for now, it hurts. It sincerely f***s with me. Seriously. Enough to have to talk to my doctors or my therapists and sometimes enough to have to switch around medication.
“I am not telling you to stop coming to instagram for the primary purpose of judging others, if that is the joy you get from it. Follow your joy, man. Go right ahead. Just please... keep me out of it,” she revealed.
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Zia Quizon is a singer-songwriter famous for the hit OPM song “Ako Na Lang.”
She is the daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla and her late husband Dolphy.
Her half-sister is Kapamilya star Karylle, whose dad is Zsa Zsa’s ex-partner Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari.
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