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Actress Megan Fox has been considered a Hollywood sex symbol ever since her breakout role in the movie “Transformers” back in 2007. Since then she has gone on to star in a sequel to the franchise as well as projects including “Jennifer’s Body” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Besides being an actress, Fox is also a mom of three, and her latest achievement is landing a cover of the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

The photo shoot was held in the Dominican Republic in the Tropicalia in the Miches region. Fox loves being in nature and described herself as having “a girl scout summer camp counselor inside of me always.” She added that she feels the most like her true self when she embraces her inner girl scout and her “youthful awe of life.” 

She described the photo shoot as being “a lot of pressure,” but she also explained that “as the day unfolded” the experience “became easier” for her. Part of the pressure she felt may have been due to her self-admitted body dysmorphia.

Fox told Sports Illustrated, “I want all people, not just women, to have respect for their bodies and for themselves.” She also admitted that she doesn’t love her own body.

Fox explained, “I have body dysmorphia. I don’t ever see myself the way other people see me. There’s never a point in my life where I’ve loved my body ever, ever.”

Body dysmorphia isn’t something new for Fox. She’s been struggling with it since she was a child, and she’s not sure why. She said, “When I was little, like that was an obsession I had of like but I should look this way. 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 like acknowledged.”

While the struggle to love herself has been life long so far, she doesn’t expect it to end any time soon. She added, “The journey of like loving myself is going to be never ending I think.”

Does it surprise you that Fox believes she doesn’t see herself how others see her? Why do you think she struggles with loving herself? Do you think you have trouble seeing yourself the way others see you?