We're so proud of Chloe Lukasiak for opening up about her recent eye surgery and sharing her story about the medical problems causing her eye to become asymmetrical. The former Dance Moms star keeps sharing more insight into her story, and recently told Nylon exactly why she's being so open in telling her entire experience – from getting diagnosed with a condition called silent sinus syndrome to dealing with cyberbullies who have picked on her appearance for years.
"I was getting the surgery done and a lot of people had mentioned things about my eye. I thought that maybe if I put together a video explaining what [the situation] was and what was happening—and if I could maybe help some people that were in the same situation or a similar situation in the process—I thought that it might be good," Chloe shared about her decision to vlog about her surgery. "I knew that there would be bad things written, obviously, but I figured that the good outweighed the bad so I just decided to do it."
Chloe shared that bullies and even well-meaning adults who didn't realize what she was going through have made comments about her appearance a lot.
"I don’t remember exactly the first time I got bullied. I just knew that people would write things online about my eye about a year ago, and when I started to notice it people started writing things like, 'Oh, she has a lazy eye,' and they were making fun and not really saying nice things," she said. "So I just figured that since I knew what was going on, I could go to get it fixed. The real, underlying issue was trying to get fixed before anything else, so I decided to focus on my health and getting better. I wasn't worrying about what people were saying about it."
We're so glad Chloe is putting her health before anything else, while learning – and sharing – another lesson about self-confidence.
"I definitely learned to just not be ashamed," she said. "Like I said before it was more of an issue than what people knew, so I just decided that I was going to be me and not care what people said. Some people are going to say bad things and some people are going to say nice things, and I just focused on the nice and forgot about the rest. I sort of learned to block things out."
Chloe is now done with her recent surgery, and we wish her all the best in her recovery!
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