CRUMPET SCARED OF CRUMPET !
Pretty Stefani’s life is ruined by bizarre phobia
PRETTY teenager Stefani Ingamells is the girl whose HOLE life is plagued with an acute fear of CRUMPETS.
The 19-year-old can’t stand to be in the same room as the delicious pockmarked breakfast snack and claims she would VOMIT if forced to look at one too long, let alone eat them.
While most mouths water at the prospect of a warm crumpet with lashings of butter, Stefani is overwhelmed with the desire to run away and hide.
The make-up artist from Scarborough, North Yorks, revealed how she has been suffering with the unusual phobia her entire life.
But fearing she would be ridiculed she kept her feelings a secret, only admitting she had a problem when she was 16.
Stefani said: “I’ve been terrified of crumpets since before I can remember.
“I can’t even open the bread-bin even when I know they won’t be in there. And if someone is eating them I have to leave the room until I they’ve gone.
“If I do see one I get a strong feeling of revulsion and if I was forced to look at one for any prolonged length of time I think I would be sick.
“My first reaction is always to destroy the crumpet. But then I have a strong urge to run away.”
Stefani has recently discovered she has trypophoiba – defined as an actute fear of holes.
People suffering from trypophobia usually fear tiny clusters of holes in meat, skin, plants, wood, sponges and honeycomb.
These holes can make individuals shudder, their skin crawl, feel itchy and physically sick at the sight of them.
Stefani added: “I have a problem with holes in general. The other day I saw a group of straws pointing upwards at work and I was terrified.
“I also hate Crunchies but my biggest fear has always been crumpets. I can’t explain why.”
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hold…” PANIC ASNACK: Stefani can’t face being near crumpets