Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Reporter Takes Makeup Off On TV, Revealing The Secret He's Been Hiding For Years.

Lee Thomas had been hiding a major secret for many years. One day, he realized it was best to just come clean. But he could’ve never imagined the effect his confession would have on his career and his personal life. He believed that it was best to just keep up with the charade, at one point. But he never expected that coming clean would give his life new meaning.

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Lee Thomas had dreams of becoming a TV reporter. He got a bachelor’s degree in Arts in Communication from George Mason University, and quickly ventured off on his job search. Soon enough, opportunity knocked on his door, and he landed a great job in the city of New York. But things sometimes don’t go as planned, and life decided to put him to the test.

Living It Up

Living It Up

Francisco Diez

He worked as an entertainment reporter for Channel One News, in the prestigious city of New York. He got to cover all kinds of exciting and glamorous events, such as the MTV Movie Awards and even the Oscars. In a way, it felt like the sky was the limit for Lee. But he could’ve never predicted his professional career to take such a dark turn.

An Odd Discovery

An Odd Discovery

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Lee, who was 25 years old at the time, decided to pay a visit to the barbershop. After examining his head, the barber pointed out to a strange discolored patch found on the back of Lee’s scalp. He said, “It looked to me like he had nicked my hair, like cut it too much down to the scalp.” He proceeded to grab a mirror to take a closer look, only to confirm that the barber was right. But he didn’t know what it was.

It Was Growing

It Was Growing

James Heilman MD

Lee's mother told him that it was caused by stress, and suggested he not worry about it, but that was an impossible task as the patches were spreading. "Another spot came up on the other side of my scalp[…] then some came on my hands, the corners of my mouth and the bridge of my nose,” he explained. Despite Lee's attempts to ignore the problem, the patches grew.

He Couldn't Avoid It

He Couldn't Avoid It

Fox 2 Detroit

Lee had tried ignoring his condition for two years, but the patches had become so obvious that he had to go to a professional to get help. After a dermatologist took a closer look, Lee discovered what he had and the news threatened to destroy his chances of a successful career on TV.

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