Cameron Dallas may seem like he's always been cool and confident, but the Chasing Cameron star is now revealing more than ever that he's had his fair share of insecurities. In fact, he's citing his struggles with acne as one of the biggest reasons he wasn't feeling comfortable in his skin.
In a new interview with Seventeen, Cam revealed that at the very same time he was becoming popular online, he was feeling awful IRL.
"I was a late bloomer in puberty, and I started getting acne when I was first gaining a following on Instagram. People would meet me and be like, 'You're not Cameron Dallas,' and I'd be like, 'I am,' and then they'd go off and tweet like, 'Cameron Dallas is so ugly; he doesn't look like he does in pictures.' It killed my confidence," he said. "I didn't want to be seen out in public or even by my family, and I photoshopped all of my photos. Now, what I like to do is let people in so they can see that someone else is experiencing what they've experienced."
Cameron has previously opened up about his skin issues with his fans, sharing that his acne struggles even changed the kind of photos he was posting on his social media.
"It wasn't until out of high school when I started getting really bad acne. For me this caused a lot of depression and anxiety to go out in public," he posted on Instagram. "Even worse, fans would see me in person at the time & I used to have to convince people that I was who I was, I used to get made fun of by people that would see me in public, I used to hide from people that would see me and ask for a picture."
"For me, it sucked because I already had fans at this point, but I felt like I hated myself because I didn't look like I used to anymore," he added. "I didn't have that smooth skin, instead of people asking me why my skin was so clear, people would ask 'what happened to your face' & say 'why don't you have acne in photos' which completely destroyed me on the inside & my self confidence. It got to a point where I literally had to use photoshop to Edit Out the acne myself."
Now, Cameron is working on not letting his skin – or others' comments – take a toll on his self-esteem, which is a journey we can all relate to!
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