Jessica Alba has admitted she restricted her diet when she was younger because she was ashamed of ‘tempting’ men.
The 38-year-old grew up in a conservative household, and revealed that her parents warned her not to wear Pepe Jeans as she was ‘voluptuous’ and had a ‘booty’.
Speaking at the Goop health summit, the Sin City actress said: ‘I was meant to feel ashamed if I tempted men. Then I stopped eating a lot when I became an actress.
‘I made myself look more like a boy so I wouldn’t get as much attention.’
Jessica added: ‘Nothing about being successful in this business is easy. You can’t be bitter.’
The actress, who has three children with husband Cash Warren, was raised as Catholic, and became a born again Christian for a number of years as a teenager.
However, she decided to leave the church due to conflicting beliefs on gay rights and premarital sex, as well as feeling that being desirable was her fault.
She previously told Elle: ‘Older men would hit on me, and my youth pastor said it was because I was wearing provocative clothing, when I wasn’t.
‘It just made me feel like if I was in any way desirable to the opposite sex that it was my fault, and it made me ashamed of my body and being a woman.’
While she has left the church, Jessica still believes in God.
Jessica was speaking at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop health summit as a fellow lifestyle guru, having founded the Honest Company in 2012.
The company became a huge success from selling ethical and non-toxic household and baby products, with Alba opening the Honest Beauty branch in 2015.
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