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It all began with this tweet:
Reid Ewing Saw Eugene Bata on Good Morning America in the Body Dysmorphia segment connected to my article and I just want to say he is hot a as fuck.
The young actor, who plays the role of Haley’s boyfriend Dylan on Modern Family was then asked by a Twitter follower if he had just outed himself.
Ewing, 27, simply replied: ‘I was never in.’
Reid Ewing (born November 7, 1988) is an American actor. Ewing appeared in theater productions in the South Florida area. He studied at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach and the School for Film and Television in New York before moving to Los Angeles. In April 2010, he was cast for the MTV film “The Truth Below“. Reid Ewing also known for his roles in the movies Fright Night, Crush and South Dakota. He was also considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue.I n addition to acting, Ewing plays the piano, guitar, and banjo. He wrote the song “In the Moonlight (Do Me)”, which his character performed on Modern Family.
But the even bigger story is that Ewing has gone public about having body dysmorphic disorder and having plastic surgery he didn’t really need. It started with large cheek implants when he was just 19. Unhappy with the results, he sought out another surgeon which suggested a chin implant.
“Each procedure would cause a new problem that I would have to fix with another procedure. None of the doctors suggested I consult a psychologist for what was clearly a psychological issue rather than a cosmetic one or warn me about the potential for addiction.” Ewing would go on to have several more surgeries with two other doctors over the next few years and also start using injectable fillers and fat transfers.
In 2012, he finally decided to stop. ‘Not long after I had decided to stop getting surgeries, I saw the first doctor I met with on a talk show and then in a magazine article, giving tips on getting cosmetic surgery,’ he tells. ‘Well, this is written to counter his influence. Before seeking to change your face, you should question whether it is your mind that needs fixing. I think people often choose cosmetic surgery in order to be accepted, but it usually leaves them feeling even more like an outsider. We don’t hear enough stories about cosmetic surgery from this perspective.”
Here is his story: