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Jessica Alba in Marie Claire

Jessica Alba Had a Lot of Haters

With The Eye to promote and a baby on the way, Jessica Alba has been scoring a lot of magazine covers lately. From dishing on not being girly to opening up about her pregnancy fears we're certainly learning a lot about Alba. Next on the list is the March issue of Marie Claire where she spoke about growing up in a multicultural family and dealing with bullies. Here are highlights:

  • On being a role model: "When I was a little girl, I always wanted someone to look up to. I think identity was a big deal to me because I didn't fit in with one certain race. I always wanted someone who looked like me, who was a positive role model."
  • On being bullied at school: "I had a lot of haters. They'd unzip my backpack so my books would fall out. They'd tie my shoes together. They'd 'accidentally' spill lunches on me."
  • On Hollywood's perception of women:"There's a lot of pressure on women to fulfill certain fantasies. They expect you to be a little bit of a tart, to flirt with all the men. A lot of women do it. But I'm not doing that. I talk with these guys about their wives and kids right away. When they say inappropriate things, I let them, because boys will be boys, but I'm not looking to participate in their conversations."

Though her recent interviews have seemed a little attention grabbing, it sounds like Jessica is still carrying some hurtful childhood memories with her. Hopefully focusing on her own growing family will help her move on and stay grounded in Hollywood.

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