American actress and model Megan Fox’s Thumbs look the way they do because she suffers from a genetic medical condition called Brachydactyly. The condition has left her with funny-looking thumbs and fingers, which have got people talking.
Various names such as Club Thumb, Toe Thumb and others have been given to the condition, and some have even spread rumors that the [age dob= “19860616”]-year-old actress and model has six fingers which turned out to be very untrue.
Please, continue reading to learn more about the condition, the measures the actress has taken to resolve it and how well it worked out.
Megan Fox’s Short Thumbs, Hands and Fingers Are As A Result Of A Condition Called Brachydactyly
Megan has a medical condition called Brachydactyly. Brachydactyly is a genetic condition that causes the fingers and toes to appear shorter in proportion to the rest of the body.
This condition can be caused by several factors, including medications taken during pregnancy (like antiepileptic medicines ) and low blood flow to the hands and feet during infancy, affecting bone growth; it could be inherited and can also be a symptom of a more significant genetic condition like Down syndrome.
The condition also comes in different forms. Megan’s case is medically called brachydactyly type D. The defect affects just her thumbs giving them a stubbier, flatter look different from the rest of her fingers or most people’s thumbs.
We’re not sure if Megan Fox’s condition was inherited or if it was something that developed while she was growing up.
Megan Has Embraced Her Wired Thumbs, And So Have Her Fans
According to physicians, the best treatment for this ailment is by performing surgery on the affected hand, which is often required only in severe cases.
She has embraced her imperfect fingers and is loving them. She is unbothered about the defect or what people think about the nature of her thumb. She has ensured never to let it hinder her, nor has it stopped her from achieving her goal in the entertainment industry.
She has never shied away from talking about it whenever the topic was raised in an interview like on Jimmy Kimmel Live where she spoke about palm reading and compared the shape of her hands and palms with that of Kimmel’s.
She once talked about them on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” sometime in 2012, referring to them as wired. “they’re weird, and they’re obese”, she said
One of the incidents that got her thumb noticed, resulting in many rumors, was when Megan appeared in a Superbowl commercial organized by Motorola. The actress was in a bathtub covered with soap holding her Motorola phone in her hands and playing with it. This was how many got to notice her thumb and it gave rise to controversy but Megan did not let it derail her.
Many fans can look past her thumb and accept the actress just the way she is. Their focus is now more centered on her career as a model and her talent as an actress. Megan Fox isn’t considering surgery on her thumbs any time soon.
Megan Fox Is Not The Only Celebrity With Brachydactyly
The actress is not the only celebrity with this kind of deformity; several others have been known to suffer from the same ailment. Hers is talked about because it becomes very noticeable. Malin Ackerman, Vittoria Puccini, Miles Teller, Leighton Meester, Ashley Tesoro and Liam Neeson are other celebrities with the deformity.
So far, the actress has made a name for herself in the movie industry and is today one of the most desirable actresses in the movie industry. Nothing is stopping her, not even the questions about her thumb.