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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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s2always s2always 9 years
LoL. Well that was an interesting read thru comments =)
tashspice tashspice 9 years
GAG cause no one else has ever been bullied before...i'm multiracial, i've been bullied and i don't sit around 20 years later and cry about it how annoying
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
Another thing, she doesn't have to speak spanish...she just doesn't need to show that blatant disdain for Hispanic culture. She doesn't one is saying she has to be "more" anything, just to not step all over it like her parents or grandparents or bigoted friends that she might have had.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
Her race isssues stem from her...I do feel bad for her and I don't know how hard she had it. But it's possible that she made OTHER kids feel bad indirectly. If she has deep seated race issues that come from her family and then brought those issues with her to school. She didn't get the other kids were reacting her aloofness, or what seemed like aloofness...she thought rejecting spanish and assimilating were good and didn't realize she was just styming a part of herself and rejecting the other kids for being themselves. I'm only saying this because she acts like she is some sort of hybrid animal, instead of a human being. She needs to stop seeing herself as "biracial"...this is something I've always thought of Mariah Carey as well.
Melissa-Rae Melissa-Rae 9 years
She annoys me way more than Britney ever could.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Did anyone else see that USweekly article that had celebs who have complained that they were ugly dorks who were picked on but then they showed pictures of them when they were kids and they were just as gorgeous then as they are now? Jessica was one of them, and then it said that she got her 1st modeling contract at the age of 12. So, yeah, uh...sounds like you were a really big ugly dork as a kid. Being a model before you were even an awkward dorky teenager must have been really tough. Right. :(
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Here we go again :( Oh wow, you overcame so many obstacles to become what you are today. You excelled in the face of true adversity. What an amazing rags to riches story. Doesnt sound like anything that everyone else didnt have to go through during puberty.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 9 years
All her magazine interviews sound the same... "oh everyone hates on me because I don't speak spanish". You guys should check out her upcoming interview in Latina magazine. She tries to overcompensate for her being so american that she actually just sounds like a racist bigot.
pequeña pequeña 9 years
I don't understand why people are so harsh with her. She is not a very talented actress or anything, but I think she is a nice person and she always looks very classy and beautiful. She's definitively better that all those Lindsay's and Micha's out there. Give her time, maybe she will surprise us with some good roles in the future, who knows. I don't see all this hating with Rachel Bilson for example, and I don't think she's more talented or beautiful than Alba.
crazyana crazyana 9 years
what is with all this hating ! i think she is cute and nice! i didnt know she has LOAD of haters(more than even brit)
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
I hope she dies. She's such a pretentious bitch. UGH.
JennaV JennaV 9 years many haters! At least I won't go the middle school route and say "You're just jealous" like some people were doing on the Jessica simpson thread.
brwnidgrl22 brwnidgrl22 9 years
Ok..first let me say that J. Alba is sooo annoying and I wish she would get over herself. One of the last posts about her on the cover of Latina magazine...ugh....that crap was ridiculous. But about the whole brown baby thing. I can sort of understand. Let me explain. Being the palest, whitest girl I husband is part Italian. He has this beautiful olive-ish, brown skin. I think it's beautiful partly because it is so different from myself. When I was pregnant with my daughter I remember hoping that she would be "brown" but mostly just healthy. She does seem pretty freaking immature to be having a baby and I think she's talked about the race issue enough. She makes a big deal of it, no one else does.
spitfire2 spitfire2 9 years
I see girls that look like her EVERYWHERE in Texas. She's nothing special like she's convinced herself that she is. She's nothing more than Average. She keeps trying to play the "pity me" card which is pretty cowardly of her. It shows how weak she really is and I'm just amazed that she even broke into show business with an attitude like someone owes her something and the fact that she has no confidence.
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
this broad is nuts.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
Ugh she looks like Jlo here... And sounds like her too "me me me me me me me me me me meeee"
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
Whatever she is not ethnic. She looks like a white girl with a tan. I wish she would shut up because she really sounds dumb when she speaks. Poor little Jessica Alba who it hot but does not understand why people think she is hot and who wants her baby to speak only Spanish but she herself can't speak Spanish.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
Sick. Of. Her. Her fame is way out of proportion to her accomplishments.
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
she is always saying the same thing over and over. and perhaps people didn't like her when she was a kid was because of her negative attitude. anyways, i find it odd that she wants a "brown baby" who "speaks only spanish' and is a "nerd," considering she is always complaining about those aspects of her life.
julibul julibul 9 years
I really really hate the saying "boys will be boys." It's just an excuse to be continually assholish and not learn anything about respect.
letsgetloud21 letsgetloud21 9 years
When I read she wanted a brown baby.. I was like wtf.. I can't stand her..:SICK: all she talks about is herself ... I believe she is mexican /white..what is the big deal with that..
amers230 amers230 9 years
i've always liked her but i think i'm experiencing jessica alba overload. don't people get understand the idea of oversaturation? does she really need to be on *every* magazine cover?
meowtomekitty meowtomekitty 9 years
i wish selena was alive.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Somebody should tie her lips together, because everything she says is just stupid. I read the whole brown baby comment too. How about wanting your baby to be healthy when it's born?
youmakemewanna youmakemewanna 9 years
I feel like she has the same responses in every interview no matter what the questions are. OKAY... we get that you "didnt ever fit in" whaa whaa. Does she not know how many people in the world are of mixed backgrounds? TONS. STFU already. "Jessica Alba Had A Lot Of Haters....." and she still does.
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