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Megan Fox: 'I Self-Harmed'

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Sep 16, 2009 | 12:25pm EDT

Crippling bouts of insecurity left actress Megan Fox cutting herself as a teenager.

The actress admits that her status as one of Hollywood's sexiest stars has done little to help self-esteem issues she has suffered her entire life, but she refuses to reveal details about her self-harming past, because she doesn't want to make herself a role model for other insecure teenage girls.

In a candid new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Fox confirms she did self-harm herself as a teen, but adds, "I don't want to elaborate. I would never call myself a cutter. Girls go through different phases when they’re growing up, when they’re miserable and do different things, whether it’s an eating disorder or they dabble in cutting.

"If I did talk about it, I’d be taking on a role-model status, and I’d have to choose my words very carefully, and I’d have to make sure I reveal it in a specific way, and I don’t want to do it."

Discussing her lack of self-esteem, the Jennifer's Body star adds, "I’m really insecure about everything. I never think I’m worthy of anything... I have a sick feeling of being mocked all the time. I have a lot of self-loathing.

"Self-loathing doesn’t keep me from being happy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t struggle. I am very vulnerable. But I can be aggressive, hurtful, domineering and selfish, too. I’m emotionally unpredictable and all over the place. I’m a control freak."

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