"If a negative thought pops into my head, I talk to the voice within me and say, 'I know you want to tell me that I'm less than desirable, but not now. You can come back in a couple days and cut me down when I'm done with this shoot. I promise to let you in then' . . . I have worked very hard to love myself, and I do. I think that's what people may respond to with me."
— Eva Mendes talks about staying confident among "a ton of beautiful girls in this business with beautiful bodies." The actress is the cover girl for the August issue of Allure, which hits newsstands on July 20.