Former Bachelor star Megan Marx reveals the heartbreaking reason why she became a Playboy model
Megan Marx has revealed the reason why she decided to become a Playboy model.
The former Bachelor star, 33, told Fox News creating content for Playboy helped her cope after she was diagnosed with a rare degenerative neurological disease called Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA6).
Megan admitted it’s been ‘a stressful period of time,’ but modelling has given her something to look forward to.
‘My confidence has been quite low trying to figure out your place in the world,’ she said.
‘I’m young and healthy, and I’m confident now but eventually, that’s not always going to be there for me. I just want to embrace life right now and part of having freedom and enjoying your body is making money.’
Heartbreaking reason why Bachelor star Megan Marx (pictured) became a Playboy model
Megan shared her heartbreaking diagnosis in an Instagram post back in January, while assuring fans she’s remaining optimistic.
‘Months of waiting for gene test results, I met with the neurologist on Friday. Sh*t news. Diagnosis. Some tears while [Megan’s boyfriend] Keith took over the conversation,’ she began.
The blonde, who shot to fame on Ritchie Strahan’s season of The Bachelor in 2016, then revealed her remarkably positive attitude after learning that she will suffer from progressively worsening problems with muscle control.
‘Feeling grateful for my physical body right now, in its present state, before neurological degeneration attempts to take some of me from me,’ she wrote.
‘All the yays for lovemaking and skinnydipping and hiking and painting and food-ing and bad dancing and awful conversations at bars. Actually feeling grateful altogether. Many have worse diagnoses. Just some processing to do. Lots of living to do,’ she concluded.
The former Bachelor star told Fox News creating content for Playboy helped her cope after she was diagnosed with a rare degenerative neurological disease called Spinocerebellar ataxia
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) is a neurological condition characterised by late onset, slowly progressive problems with movement.
Symptoms of SCA6 can include struggling with coordination, stumbling, imbalance and in some cases, slurred speech.
The rare disorder, which affects 1 in 100,000, is not curable and there is no specific treatment to delay or halt its progression.
However, there are various therapies that can help to manage symptoms.
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) is a neurological condition characterised by late onset, slowly progressive problems with movement