In an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated, renowned actress Megan Fox courageously delved into the depths of her personal struggles, shedding light on her ongoing battle with body dysmorphia—a psychological disorder characterized by an obsessive fixation on an imagined flaw in one's physical appearance.
Megan Fox and the Battle with Body Dysmorphia
"I have body dysmorphia—I don't ever see myself the way other people see me," confessed Fox, baring her vulnerabilities to the world. "There's never a point in my life where I loved my body, never, ever." Reflecting upon her formative years, the Hollywood star shared her early encounters with this haunting condition. "When I was little, that was an obsession I had of, like, but I should look this way," she revealed.
"And why I had an awareness of my body that young, I'm not sure, and it definitely wasn't environmental because I grew up in a very religious environment where bodies weren't even acknowledged." For Fox, the journey towards self-acceptance remains a perpetual one. "The journey of loving myself is going to be never-ending, I think," she acknowledged, highlighting the ongoing struggle to reconcile her inner perception with external expectations.
Amidst her personal struggles, the actress faced the added pressure of shooting for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit—an endeavor she approached with trepidation. "Shooting Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is definitely a lot of pressure," admitted the mother of three.
"I have a vision in my head that I'm trying to achieve, so we'll see if it pans out for me." Beyond her internal conflicts, Fox longs for understanding and genuine connection. "What I most want people to know is that I'm a genuine soul who is hoping to actually belong to something and not always have to live as a misunderstood outcast," she expressed, offering a glimpse into her deep yearning for acceptance.
Fox, currently engaged to musician Machine Gun Kelly, 33, desires an authentic connection that transcends societal judgments.
Megan Fox's Rollercoaster Relationship with Machine Gun Kelly
Despite being widely hailed as one of the most beautiful women in the world, the actress herself does not perceive her own allure.
Recent reports in the American media have underscored her challenges, pointing to both personal struggles and strains within her relationship with the rapper Machine Gun Kelly. The couple embarked on their romantic journey in 2020, experiencing a brief interruption in their engagement earlier this year.
However, the Daily Mail reported that they subsequently decided to rekindle their love, only for their relationship to once again face turmoil.