Megan Fox says that she suffers from body dysmorphia and has never been able to see herself the way others do. The actress discussed living with the condition during a new interview for Sports Illustrated. For her appearance on the cover, Fox rocked a swimsuit of gold coins and an intricate body chain while posing on the beach.
"I have body dysmorphia — I don't ever see myself the way other people see me," Fox told the outlet. "There's never a point in my life where I loved my body, never, ever." Fox appears as one of four cover stars of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's 2023 issue. The others are Martha Stewart, Kim Petras, and Brooks Nader.
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"When I was little, that was an obsession I had of, like, but I should look this way," Fox elaborated. "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. The journey of loving myself is going to be never-ending, I think."
Fox also spoke about the pressure of appearing in a swimsuit photoshoot. "Shooting Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is definitely a lot of pressure," she admitted. "I have a vision in my head that I'm trying to achieve, so we'll see if it pans out for me." She added: "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."
Fox is currently engaged to Machine Gun Kelly; however, there have been rumors of hiccups in their relationship. Last month, Fox was reportedly a no-show at Kelly's 33rd birthday party. The two got engaged in early 2022.