Megan Fox proves that being dubbed “Hollywood’s Hot Girl” doesn’t always reflect how she sees herself.
In an interview for British GQ Style, the actress disclosed how she suffers from body dysmorphia.
According to the Mayo Clinic, body dysmorphia is a mental health disorder where one can’t stop thinking about their flaws. It may be minor, but one may feel “embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that (they try to) avoid many social situations.”
“We may look at somebody and think, ‘That person’s so beautiful. Their life must be so easy.’ They most likely don’t feel that way about themselves,” Megan said.
This isn’t the first time Megan opened up about her insecurities.
In 2019, she revealed that Jennifer’s Body, the movie that skyrocketed her in the industry, contributed to her struggles.
She revealed that the movie served as a go signal for everyone to sexualize her in films and media.
Megan told Entertainment Tonight, “It wasn’t just that movie, it was every day of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with. It preceded a breaking point for me.”
“I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do. I didn’t want to be seen, I didn’t want to have to take a photo, do a magazine, walk a carpet, I didn’t want to be seen in public at all because of the fear, and the belief, and the absolute certainty that I was going to be mocked, or spat at, or someone was going to yell at me, or people would stone me or savage me for just being out,” she added.
With these traumatizing experiences, and a lot more that went unnoticed and unheard, Megan decided to step out of the spotlight to focus on reflecting on herself and her spiritual journey.
“I did a lot of work to remove that feeling of being a victim and to realize that it was a lesson. So there was purpose in it and I didn’t have to suffer any more, she said in the same GQ interview. “It’s (made me grow) into a much more interesting human being than I would have been without that. So it allows you the space to have gratitude for something that previously you felt persecuted by.
That’s the one thing in my life I did do a lot of work on, I do feel free from.”
With her acknowledgement, she notes how she doesn’t need an apology from anyone.