“I had dysmorphophobia like, ‘Oh I’m a stick’. Just like my sister, just like my dad. And it wasn’t true. Not at all,” she continued. At the time, she didn’t realize that there was nothing wrong with her body. She only saw her supposed flaws. “I didn’t see it. I didn’t have a waist. I didn’t see it at all.”
Dysmorphophobia, also known as body dysmorphic disorder, is a mental disorder. Those affected feel ugly or even disfigured, although objectively they are not.
Comparisons to Aniston and Cox hurt Kudrow’s self-esteem
Comparing her body to Aniston and Cox’s made Kudrow mentally distressed. She suffered increasingly from complexes. “It wasn’t until ‘Friends’ that I realized I didn’t really look like what I thought I looked like,” Kudrow recalled. “And that was so upsetting and I was like, ‘I really need to lose weight? I need to go on a diet?’