In a 2016 interview with FASHION Magazine, Olivia Munn addressed the rumors of her plastic surgery woes and noted the “complications” that come along with being “multi-ethnic.” “Being multi-ethnic―I’m half Chinese, half white―brings up a whole set of complications that people don’t even think about when it comes to being photographed,” she told the outlet. She then continued, stating, “I have more of a white appearance on the outside, but my bone structure is very much Asian.”
Elaborating on her Asian commentary, Munn noted that she has “high cheekbones and smaller eyes” and “[w]hen you put shimmer on the inside of my eyes, I immediately look cross-eyed … If you put too heavy of an eyelash on me, it looks like my eyes are halfway closed.” On top of having to circumvent her heritage for tabloid scrutiny, there’s also another target on her back: social media.
After sharing a picture of herself on Instagram, she noted that, “People were like, ‘What did she do to her face?'” Munn then clarified that as an actor, she can “be completely transformative and take on different roles,” but “[a]s an individual in the world, it’s a totally different story.” “We live in a time where there’s so many pictures that bring so much scrutiny. When your face changes because of makeup, it’s hard to let people know that you’re not actually doing surgery or fillers,” she emphasized.