Actress Jessica Alba stopped eating when she became an actress to avoid being preyed on by men in Hollywood

The actress who was one of the panelists at the In Goop Health summit in Los Angeles revealed this during a discussion

author_img Ayesha T Published :  22nd May 2019 06:20 PM   |   Published :   |  22nd May 2019 06:20 PM

Jessica Alba

Hollywood actress, Jessica Alba, most popular for her role in the Fantastic Four, reveals that she stopped eating in her 20s to avoid getting preyed on by men in Hollywood.

The actress who was one of the panelists at Saturday's "In Goop Health" summit in Los Angeles, hosted by Gwyneth Patrow, revealed this during a discussion with other panelists Taraji P Henson, Olivia Wilde and Busy Philipps. As per reports on various news sites, Jessica revealed how she felt ashamed of her looks. "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. I went through a big tomboy phase."

Jessica also revealed the horrors of working in Hollywood as a young girl. She recollected, "In Hollywood, you're really preyed upon. They see a young girl and they just want to touch you inappropriately or talk to you inappropriately. They think that they're allowed to be aggressive with you in a way."

The actress who was born to conservative Catholic parents said she had to work on her outward appearance to avoid unwanted attention. "I created this pretty intense 'don't f*** with me (attitude), I had to create a harder shell about being a woman," said the actor.

It was only after she delivered her first child, daughter Honor, that the actress felt comfortable in her own body. She said, "(After Honor was born) I was like, oh, this is what these boobies are meant to do! Feed a kid! And that was the dopest s*** I'd ever done. So, I came into my body as a woman finally and I stopped being ashamed of myself."