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Zia Quizon suffering from mental disorder, hurt for BF Robin Nievera’s looks being ridiculed

/ 01:32 PM March 08, 2019

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Zia Quizon has had enough of the sour words she received about her boyfriend Robin Nievera’s looks. At one point,  it even prompted her to speak up about a mental disorder she is suffering from.

The singer and daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla and the late Dolphy got candid, revealing she suffers from body dysmorphic disorder. This was seen on her Instagram post Monday.

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Quizon, who quoted the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), explained her condition as “a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance.”

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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.

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“I wake up everyday feeling like I am the ugliest person on the face of the earth,” she said about her condition. “So it helps me to focus on the fact that, ultimately, looks are not so important.”

Because of her condition, she expressed how hurt she was over the messages she got over a photo of Nievera she previously shared.

Like Quizon, Nievera comes from a family known in the entertainment industry. He is the eldest son of singers Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez.

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“Here is where I post a picture of my beloved and all some people can comment on is how they dislike his physical appearance,” Quizon said about the words she received, although not naming who they came from.  “The painful part is not when it comes from strangers, but people in your life.”

Although one can simply ignore the comments, Quizon said this she could not do because the words “sincerely f***s with me.”

“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,” the singer urged. “Follow your joy, man. Go right ahead. Just please… keep me out of it.”  /ra

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