Megan Fox publicly admitted to having body dysmorphia and stated that she has never loved her body.
Fox earlier disclosed suffering body dysmorphia in a 2021 interview with Machine Gun Kelly for British GQ; the two were rumored to have broken up in February.
The 37-year-old actress simply sizzled in eye-catching photographs as one of the cover stars for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, where she disclosed that she struggles with a mental health condition that causes her to have negative thoughts about her appearance.
Megan Fox struggles with body love since she does not perceive her skin as others do.
Fox acknowledged having body dysmorphia while filming for the magazine's renowned swimwear edition.
She admitted, "There has never been a time in my life when I have enjoyed my body. When I was younger, I was obsessed with the idea that I "should" look a certain way.
"Why I had an awareness of my body that young," she continued. Because I grew up in a very religious setting where bodies weren't even acknowledged, I'm not sure, but it wasn't environmental.
"We might think, 'That person is so gorgeous,' when we look at someone. They must have it so easy. They probably don't think that about themselves, she said.
In another section of the interview, Fox stated that her aura, which is rainbow and unique, is the first thing she wishes people noticed about her.
Megan asserted last summer, despite her lack of confidence, that she would have been "naked everywhere" in 2009 if it weren't for the family-friendly "Transformers" film franchise's executives forbidding her from disrobing.
She stated to the Evening Standard, "My year of peak fame was 2009." 'Transformers' press tour's second leg was when it happened.
Back then, I would have been completely naked everywhere, but that was not permitted.
She also retaliated against other women who teased one another for attempting to seem seductive after giving birth, calling it evidence of a "patriarchal" culture that must be destroyed.
Resources for Body dysmorphia condition is characterized by obsessive thoughts about hypothetical flaws in one's appearance. The Anxiety & Depression Association of America estimates that it affects one in fifty persons, affects both men and women equally, and frequently manifests during adolescence.
People with body dysmorphia genuinely think there is something wrong with the way they look, even if the "flaws" are minor or nonexistent.
Despite input to the contrary, Marla W. Deibler, a licensed psychologist and executive director of The Centre for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, told USA TODAY in 2021 that many dysmorphic individuals are convinced of their unfavorable self-perceptions.
BDD can be difficult to identify in oneself since it is frequently difficult to understand how inaccurately people perceive their bodies.
The precise cause of body dysmorphic disorder is unknown. Body dysmorphic disorder, like many other mental health conditions, can be brought on by a variety of factors, including a family history of the disorder, unfavorable opinions or experiences about one's body or one's self, abnormal brain activity, or abnormal levels of the brain chemical serotonin.
Examples of body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and signs include:
Megan, a mother of three who shares a 48-year-old ex-husband with boys Noah Shannon Green, 10, Bodhi Ransom Green, 9, and Journey River Green, 6, lashed out, saying: "What awful messaging for women to offer each other. What happens after you reach key life milestones and have children? Why should you no longer be seductive?
"After giving birth to a child, you ought to feel and be sexier than before.
"We need to shed this very misogynistic, patriarchal idea that has been imposed on women."
There is currently no known cure for body dysmorphic disorder. However, as body dysmorphic disorder frequently manifests in the early adolescent years, recognizing the condition early and beginning therapy may be advantageous.
Long-term maintenance therapy may also help stop the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder from returning.
According to experts, 2.4% of adults in the U.S. are thought to suffer from BDD. About 2.5% of women and persons who were assigned female at birth are affected by it, while 2.2% of males and those who were assigned male at birth are. It affects between 1.7% and 2.9% of people outside of the United States.