Jessica Alba said it was awkward to be considered a sex symbol when she was still a teenager.
During an interview with InStyle magazine, the 35-year-old actress opened up about doing a sexy shoot with Maxim while she was only 19. (RELATED: Jessica Alba Under Fire After Company’s ‘Non-Toxic’ Sunscreen Causes Painful Burns)
“My sexuality made me very uncomfortable,” Alba said. “I remember my first Maxim shoot, they were telling me to pose a certain way, and I was like, ‘Agh! I’m 19. I’m a virgin. I don’t even know how to do that.’”
“It was so awkward.”
Alba said she didn’t like being remembered for the way she looked. (RELATED: 9 Times Jessica Alba Was Stunningly Beautiful)
“I sort of went through a life crisis,” she said. “I was like, ‘This isn’t what I set out to be. I’m so much more than this, but I don’t know how not to be a sex symbol.'”