Sports Illustrated model suffers stage fright in the ring

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Mia Kang, who is also a pro Muay Thai fighter, showed off her boxing skills at the Rumble on the River, presented by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Friday Night Fights at Battery Park, but says that she gets nervous about her model looks in the ring.

“Just before I went in the ring, I was super nervous just getting back and seeing the people. It is a stage fright,” she told Page Six. “There are times when I am in the ring and I think I have a double chin going on so this is my better side. The model in me just comes to mind when I see the cameraman so I try to look cute.”

And when it comes to her own insecurities: “The meanest things I have been told is that my arms and thighs are too big. My ears stick out too much. When I smile my eyes get too small. The main thing since I was 15 was my thighs. I have contemplated plastic surgery. I have been through the anorexia, the bulimia, and thought maybe I should just save up my money and do liposuction. I have had moments of extreme insecurity to the point where I thought, ‘What can I resort to to make me feel better?’”

And as far as being summertime-ready, she used a phrase that isn’t actually an insult: “Me and Rihanna are getting summertime thick, and I am OK with that — she is loving life, being happy, eating good and she looks good. I have been through so much with my body and being judged.

Right now if I am happy and secure and feel beautiful, I look beautiful from the inside out … I am just like every other woman. Sometimes you are feeling yourself, sometimes you are not.” – Page Six

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