ONTD Original: Celebrity Phobias, Pt. 1


NICKI MINAJ
ESCALAPHOBIA (FEAR OF ESCALATORS)

Back in 2011, it was rumored that Nicki Minaj suffered from Escalaphobia after refusing to go down the escalator at the NBA Player's Association Gala. Witnesses say there was a little drama at the top of the escalator before Nicki absolutely refused to travel down the escalator. Instead, she made the paparazzi come to her for photos. The reasoning may be that she was rocking some sky high heels but reports were never confirmed or denied. For now it's just fun to assume she does in fact have escalaphobia.


KENDALL JENNER
TRYPOPHOBIA (FEAR OF SMALL HOLES IN CLUSTERS)

iN 2016, Kendall made an announcement on her blog that she had a "really bad" form of the trypophobia. "Things that could set me off are pancakes, honeycomb, or lotus heads (the worst!). It sounds ridiculous but so many people actually have it! I can't even look at little holes—it gives me the worst anxiety. Who knows what's in there???" she wrote.


LIAM PAYNE
KOUTALIAPHOBIA (FEAR OF SPOONS)

Liam Payne has made it public throughout the years about his fearof spoons. In 2015, he explained to Capital FM that it's not so much his spoons, it's other people's spoons. "I don’t like eating with them, if they’re not my spoons, if that makes sense," he said. "It is a bit weird. When I was a kid I was a bit naughty at school and when you were naughty they made you do the washing up... I had to wash all these nasty spoons and then it's just stuck with me after. I don't know what people are doing with their spoons, I don't want to know!"


OPRAH WINFREY
CHICLEPHOBIA (FEAR OF CHEWING GUM

Last year, Oprah revealed her fear of chewing gum on the Stephen Colbert show. The phobia stemmed from her grandmother’s habit of sticking old gum to various pieces of furniture with the intention of re-using it. There were even rumors that oprah banned gum from entering the building she filmed her show in. She confirmed that gum is banned in her offices but knows that she can't control the public's gum chewing. "When I go out to the world, I can't bar it. I have no powers there. It's a thing. I can’t stand it."


TYRA BANKS
DELFINIPHOBIA (FEAR OF DOLPHINS)

Tyra Banks has had a phobia of dolphins ever since childhood. She used to have nightmares of being surrounded by dolphins and getting humped on her legs. After a tearful attempt to conquer her fear on her talk show, the model admits, "The fear is not over. I've gotten a little past it, but there is something that still lives inside me."


DIDDY
PODOPHOBIA (FEAR OF TOES)

In 2008, Diddy revealed he is frightened of toes, especially long second toes. "I have this foot thing... I really fear a long second toe." When asked if the phobia affects his love life, he replied: "I somehow get to see the toe on the first date - it's mandatory. I may not go for a kiss, but I'm definitely going to see if that second toe is long."



What are your fears, ONTD?
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