“I have body dysmorphia,” Fox told the outlet. “There is never a point in my life where I loved my body, ever ever.”
The “Transformers” star said she had an “awareness” and “obsession” with her body from a young age. “It definitely wasn’t environmental because I grew up in a very religious environment where bodies weren’t even acknowledged,” Fox said. “The journey of loving myself is going to be never-ending.”
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During the interview, the actress also mentioned how she wished people recognized her for her “aura” and not her figure. “I have a rainbow aura, and it’s special,” Fox said.
“Shooting Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is definitely a lot of pressure,” the mom of three also told SI. “I have a vision in my head that I’m trying to achieve, so we’ll see if it pans out for me.”
“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,” the actress went on. Fox is currently engaged to performing artist Machine Gun Kelly, though there have been rumors of trouble in their relationship.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 2023 showcases a wide range of models this year, including Martha Stewart, the oldest SI swimsuit model at 81, and Kim Petras, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman.
“Our goal with the 2023 issue is to continue to evoke captivating and thought-provoking conversations,” SI Swimsuit editor-in-chief MJ Day said of the new issue.
“While the industry wavers on its arbitrary notion of beauty, our issue has stayed the course, showcasing the women of today, the women shaping the future. This year, we’re featuring an extremely diverse group of women starting with our cover models, who are collectively the most unapologetic women from different walks of life who continue to forge their own paths on their own terms.”