Actress Megan Fox confessed in a GQ magazine interview with her boyfriend, singer Colson Baker, known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, that he suffers from body dysmorphia, a mental health disorder.
According to experts, this disease is an obsessive disorder that consists of an unusual concern for some defect, whether real or imagined, perceived in one’s physical characteristics, self-image. If this defect exists, the concern and anxiety experienced by these people is excessive, since they perceive it in an exaggerated way.
Several media have expressed that the term dysmorphia has become quite popular, especially with the arrival of the networks, there are two different types: facial and body dysmorphia in which the smallest or imperceptible defects become a fixation that goes more beyond normal. “Body dysmorphia is a dominant perception that your body is different and more negative than it really is, no matter how many times the facts are presented to you,” psychologist John Mayer told Healthline.
In the note, the Transformers actress said she suffers from the disease and has “many deep insecurities.”
He also argued that you can look at someone and think that that person is very beautiful and their life should be very easy, but most likely they do not feel that way about themselves.
In an interview in 2019, for the medium ‘Entertainment Tonight’, she told how having felt sexualized for years by the media and the film industry affected her. “I think I had a psychological breakdown where I didn’t want to do anything. I did not want to be seen, I did not want to have to take a photo, walk on a red carpet, I did not want to be seen in public out of fear or the belief that they would make fun of me ”.
Recently in a review of her looks for the YouTube channel of Who What Wear, she explained that many times her managers wanted her to dress in a way, to look like a “movie star” and she revealed herself and wore the clothes that made her feel more comfortable.
Fox told GQ Style that she went on a “spiritual quest” to resolve her feelings and take control of her responses to the perceptions that others had of her, “I worked hard to remove that feeling of being a victim and realize that it was an election. So I had a purpose and I didn’t have to suffer anymore. It has made me grow into a much more interesting human being than I would have been. “
Much of this is owed to her current partner, singer Machine Gun Kelly, who, according to the actress, is her “soul mate.” Appreciate the fact that it helped her feel more comfortable with herself. “I always felt that there was something that I was missing, that I had left, that you are always looking for. But then you meet the person who completes that for you and it’s like, ‘Oh, this is what my heart was looking for,’ ”he concluded.