Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Mr. Olympia and action star, has made the shocking revelation that, “When I look in the mirror, I throw up.”
The 69-year-old opened up about his deep self-esteem issues in the February edition of Cigar Aficionado.
“And I was already so critical of myself, even when I was in top physical shape,” Schwarzenegger said.
“I’d look in the mirror after I won one Mr. Olympia after another and think, ‘How did this pile of sh*t win?’
“I never saw perfection. There was always something lacking. I could always find a million things wrong with myself and that’s what got me back into the gym – because I started out with that mentality.”
Schwarzenegger told the magazine that these issues are the reason he works out every single day and he wouldn’t feel good about himself if he didn’t.
“I don’t feel my age,” Arnie said, “I do everything exactly the same as I did 20 years ago.
“The last thing I ever wanted to do is disappoint myself. I could not look in the mirror and say, ‘You know something, you’re a f**king loser; you cannot even do the kind of sets and exercises and eat the kind of food you wrote own’. I didn’t want to face that.”