16 reasons to love Megan Fox

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The actress is already stepmom to nine-year-old Kassius. The Transformers star who married actor Brian Austin Green in June 2010, said that caring for his son from a previous relationship with Vanessa Marcil brings her joy.

Bet Big And Win Big

Bet Big And Win Big

Megan started her body ink collection when she was just 19, but has since changed her mind about some of the artwork. She removed a portrait of Marilyn Monroe from her right forearm in a bid to avoid attracting negative energy.

Megan Denise Fox was born on May 16, 1986 in Rockwood Tennessee. She owes her exotic good looks to French, Irish and Native American ancestry.

By the time she was 13, Megan was already being noticed for her exceptional talent and beauty. Even though she was considered short for the runway at 5’4″, she won several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Islands, South Carolina.

In time, it was natural for Megan to transition from modeling to acting. She landed her first film role as the spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace in the 2001 Olsen twins comedy Holiday in the Sun. The film was however released direct-to-DVD. She followed this up with guest appearances in television shows such as Ocean Ave., What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men and The Help and was also a series regular on Hope and Faith.

Megan’s big screen debut came opposite Lindsay Lohan in 2004. She played the supporting role of Carla Santi, Lindsay’s rival in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

Even before she was catapulted to Hollywood stardom, Megan was becoming a hot favourite with men’s magazines. FHM featured her in its November 2005 issue, and then went on to name her #68 in its list of ‘100 Women in the World’ the following year.

Megan’s big break came in 2007 when she was cast as the love interest of lead actor Shia LaBeouf‘s character Sam Witwicky in the blockbuster film Transformers. The role got her an MTV Movie Award nomination in the ‘Breakthrough Performance’ category and also several nominations for the Teen Choice Awards. Megan Fox had certainly arrived with a bang.

The actress returned as Mikaela Banes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (June 2009). Though panned by critics, the film did well, grossing $836 million in box-office sales.

However the actress could not live up to expectations in her next two films. Both How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (June 2007), alongside Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst, and Whore (October 2008) alongside Rumer Willis did not do well at the box-office. (Photo Courtesy: DT Magazine, Spain)

Then came the dud called Jennifer’s Body (2009). Despite Megan’s delectable presence, the film about a demonic cheerleader Jennifer Check feeding off the boys in a Minnesota farming town, failed to get moviegoers excited. Jonah Hex, released in June 2010, has not helped Megan make any inroads as a commercially successful filmstar.

Lingerie model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Megan in Transformers 3, the road ahead for the actress had turned all the more rocky. There had been conflicting reports about her expulsion. While some claimed she fell out with director Michael Bay because he wanted her to put on more weight for her role as Mikaela Banes, others said Megan wanted more money to return to the franchise.

Megan has certainly had her share of disagreement with the Transformer director, lashing out at him in interviews. “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward,” Wonderland Magazine quoted her as saying in its September /October 2009 issue.

Megan was also quoted as saying that she would like to play lesbian superhero Rainmaker from comic book series Gen 13. “I don’t want people to protest this, but I would like to be Sarah Rainmaker in Gen 13 if they ever made that into a movie. She’s a Native American and I have a little bit of that blood in me. It would be a bit of a stretch. Rainmaker has the ability to manipulate the weather and the movement of water, and in the second issue of the series was revealed as a gay woman,” she said.

Despite the ups and downs in her career, nothing has dented Megan’s popularity as a symbol. She was ranked #37 on Askmen.com’s list of ‘2007 Most Desirable Women’ and then rose to #1 on FHM’s ‘2008 Women in the World’. In 2008 she made #16 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. Megan has appeared on the cover of nearly every top magazine in the world including Maxim, Cosmo Girl, Paw Print, Jack, FHM, GQ, USA Weekend, Esquire, Empire, Entertainment Weekly and ELLE.

In fact, alarmed by her ‘overexposure’, a no-Megan day was observed by several US entertainment websites, including Askmen.com and Asylum.com on August 4, 2009. The editors of these publications pledged they would carry no news on Megan for full 24 hours to give their readers some ‘reprieve’.

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