I’ve been a big fan of Megan Fox since she showed up on my Holiday in the Sun DVD playing the sassy Briana Wallace opposite Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I also loved her in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen where she came back as a similarly sassy character. Megan Fox was the ultimate mean girl we loved to hate.
I was so glad she was cast in Transformers and pretty bummed when Michael Bay ousted her from the franchise. But now she’s back after having her second son. You can watch her play April O’Neil in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which just came out today! Check out these things you never knew about Megan Fox:
She Was A Cheerleader
I never would have guessed that she was a cheerleader, but she was! She was on her high school's varsity squad, and you can see the pics for yourself.
A lot of people think she has a harsh personality, but Megan told Parade, "My sense of humor doesn't translate well into print–like, some of the things I say can be offensive or found offensive even though I don’t mean them that way. So I have been told to try and censor myself here and there. I’m trying, but I’m not really succeeding at it."
Megan Fox was born in Memphis, Tennessee and moved to Florida with her family when she was young. She didn't move to LA until she was 17.
She's Very Religious
Color me surprised! She was raised Catholic and said she's been going to church a lot recently. And she's even spoken in tongues at her church: "It feels like a lot of energy coming through the top of your head – I'm going to sound like such a lunatic – and then your whole body is filled with this electric current. And you just start speaking, but you're not thinking because you have no idea what you're saying. Words are coming out of your mouth, and you can't control it."
She Didn't Get Along With Lindsay Lohan
If you thought her and Lilo were friends after working on Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen together, you're wrong. The two feuded in the movie and weren't friends IRL. Megan revealed, "I didn't get along with Lindsay Lohan on Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, but you have to consider that we were 16-year-old girls. I haven't seen Lindsay since then, but I imagine she's grown and become a different person. I know I have."
She Has Toe Thumbs
Yup, it's one of her weird traits! Instead of having regular-sized thumbs, hers look like big toes. She discussed her thumbs during an interview with Jay Leno.
She Was Bullied In High School
You'd think she didn't have any trouble in high school, but she had the worst time. She was bullied a lot, but got through it and now helps others understand that you can overcome bullying. She told E! News, "I was bullied and it's hard, you feel like high school's never going to be over. It's four years of your life and you just have to remember the person picking on you has their own problems and their own issues. And you're going to be OK."
She Dated A Stripper
When she moved to LA, she dated a female stripper named Nikita. She told GQ about the relationship: "Well, that year my boyfriend broke up with me, and I decided — oh man, sorry, mommy! — that I was in love with this girl that worked at the Body Shop. I decided that I was going to get her to love me back, and I went out of my way to create a relationship with this girl, a stripper named Nikita."
She Was Told To Gain Weight
When she landed the role for Transformers, Michael Bay told her to gain 10 pounds because she was too skinny.
She Has OCD
She's spoken about her OCD several times, revealing that hers is in relation to germs. She said last year that the birth of her first son, Noah, helped her overcome it, "When they come out they are covered in all kinds of stuff. I took [Noah] right on my chest and, from that moment, nothing he does freaks me out. I don't want to give him a complex."
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