Megan Fox covers the SI: Swimsuit Edition & talks about her body dysmorphia

Megan Fox is one of the cover stars for this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. I’m surprised that Megan has never been featured on the Swimsuit edition before, but it’s cool that she agreed to do it this year. Megan really is a forever-crush for so many people and she looks really beautiful on this cover and in the editorial. Megan also chatted with Sports Illustrated about body image and more:

The pressure: “Shooting Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is definitely a lot of pressure. I have a vision in my head that I’m trying to achieve, so we’ll see if it pans out for me.”

She’s a thoughtful person: “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,” says Fox, adding that she is a thoughtful, articulate and deep person

She has body dysmorphia: “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 loved my body, never, ever. When I was little, that was an obsession I had of but I should look this way. And why I had an awareness of my body that young I’m not sure. The journey of loving myself is going to be never-ending.”

[From Page Six]

It’s interesting, to me, that she talks about her body dysmorphia. Very few women talk about it, but I suspect there are many famous women who really struggle with body dysmorphia. I think that also explains why Megan started getting tweaked when she was so young – she honestly didn’t see how pretty she was, she could only see the “flaws” which needed to be “fixed.”

I’m including the SI video below. She talks about manifesting the SI cover and more:

Photos courtesy of IG and Instar, cover courtesy of SI.

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  1. Kitten says:

    Sigh. IDK I have a fondness for Megan but I just don’t see things turning out well for her. I feel like as long as she’s in show business, she’s condemning herself to a pretty miserable existence in a toxic environment and a bad ending to her story. I hope I’m wrong but she seems like such a fragile, broken person who doesn’t know what’s best for herself. She should ditch MGK, move to rural Montana or something and focus on therapy.

    • Justjj says:

      That’s what I’ve always thought. This woman needs like 10,000 showers to get all the Hollywood off, heaps of therapy, some Kundalini, some cozy sweaters, and needs to open a self help bookstore in rural Maine or something…

    • Ex-DouchesOfCambridge says:

      I think she’s a sweet person and whatever she said in the past that might have been a little controversial, I always thought it was the real her speaking and so there’s nothing wrong with being true and candid. I think a lot has been hollywood created for people to dislike her because she was so pretty and outspoken.

  2. antipodean says:

    The bowling balls on the chest are always a bit of a give away in the body dysmorphia discussion! If you present yourself to the world as a plastic replication of the idealised version of male gaze pleasing then that says more than all the interviews reported. She always seems to have such a deep well of sadness attached to her. I wish her well.

    • Ariana says:

      I’m curious, how can you insult Megan, and then pretend to feel for her? It’s genuinely fascinating how you can insult her body, her breasts, and any surgery she might have had, and then declare it a “dead giveaway” of Body Dysmorphia….a disorder you clearly know nothing about.

      Truly, I want to know how you cannot only speak like this regarding a woman struggling with Body Dysmorphia, but also rationalize and proclaim a surgery that many women have had, to be a “dead giveaway.”

      Not only is it ABUNDANTLY clear you know absolutely nothing about Body Dysmorphia, it’s also clear you are riddled with biases, and your words about this woman, are filled with venom. Check yourself, and your biases, because your commentary is vile – and it’s not the first time I’ve caught you doing this.

      • Bean says:

        *this*. So much this. Thank you Ariana!

      • DeeSea says:

        PREACH @Ariana!!!

      • JJ says:

        YES! Thank you Ariana! I don’t know why so many people want to dump on Megan Fox. Because she has had work done? Like she is the only one?!! She is a beautiful woman and I hope she can see how beautiful she is one day soon.

      • antipodean says:

        Good to know that there are those of us who are very keen to sit in judgement on the honest opinions of others, and who obviously closely police those comments.

  3. Boxy Lady says:

    She studied ballet for a number of years and she grew up in a strict religion; I’m sure those aspects of her childhood have fed into her body dysmorphia. And today’s her birthday so happy birthday Megan!

  4. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Honestly, body dysmorphia & the entertainment industry seems like an impossible combination but I think they’re mutually reinforcing. I know a woman from my hometown who had a pretty successful career in NYC theater (including Broadway) but still struggles with body dysmorphia. There was something about inhabiting other characters that provided her with temporary relief.

    Anyway, I appreciate Megan’s willingness to talk about it.

  5. Josephine says:

    She looks beautiful, more like herself here. I like this softer look, and she looks somehow more relaxed or confident. So many women don’t start hitting their stride until their 40s and 50s.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    I have a soft spot for her – she’s a decent actress (I loved her in Jennifers Body) and I also love the fact that she’s very open about being into the paranormal and aliens (she was in an episode of Ancient Aliens – a guilty watch of mine and she should totally co present as much as I love Giorgio).

    She does come across as a bit of a broken soul looking for others to give her the love, peace and happiness she clearly craves.

    She will eventually dump MGK for good just like she eventually got rid of BAG for good.

  7. ThatsNotOkay says:

    It’s a shame. She never needed to touch a thing. Not a thing. I wish her wellness, calmness, stillness, and peace from the voices in her head telling her she’s not enough.

    • Christine says:

      This is where I am too. It makes me so sad that Meghan Fox, of all of the people in the world, never saw how absolutely perfect she was, with zero work done at all. I hope she gets some therapy, because this is a horrible way to live.

  8. Hgtooth says:

    I dunno. It’s seems a little easy to complain about your body dysmoprhia when you’ve always had the perfect body by society standards, and are constantly showing it off with seeming pride.

    also shes never admitted to any surgery and absolutely contributes to the low self esteem of young women.

    I don’t know. I feel like her body dysmorphia is just an offshoot of being the cool girl “omg I have the perfect body? I don’t even think so! Like, I like think I’m so fat omg”

    anyone I know with actual body dysmorphia, hides themselves, truly believing they look hideous. Not goes on every red carpet pouting and wearing skimpy outfits.

    Do I think she is a perfectionist and always needs to improve her looks, like the Ks, yes. Do I think she, or they, have actually body dysmorphia that causes you to have an unrealistic view of yourself, no I don’t. I think they crave the adrenaline of “upgrading”.

    If you suffer from an illness, maybe don’t literally embody society’s issue that causes the illness in others.

    • Sam Brown says:

      @Hgtooth – 100% this! She was hot before surgery (that did not make her “unrecognisable” btw) and she’s hot now. There’s absolutely no need to feel sorry or sad for her.

    • SandyK says:

      1000000% this — THANK YOU

  9. H says:

    As someone with debilitating body dysmorphia, can’t say I can sympathize or relate.

    • Barbara says:

      Me too. I have an important event this weekend that I’m going to be photographed at. I’ve been all but paralyzed with anxiety for weeks. I even started starving myself until I dropped 15 lbs in two weeks and I started getting really ill. Not sure how I’m going to end up dealing with things but I know 100% you couldn’t pay me any amount of money to pose in a chain and gold disc bikini. I’m sure she has some neuroses about her body image (most women do) but I’m not sure it’s in the dysmorphia range.

  10. j.ferber says:

    I’ve always had a fondness for her, too.