EVA MENDES DOESN’T JUST WANT TO BE SEXY
Oh God, yes. I can definitely relate to a lot of this…
With a slew of racy CALVIN KLEIN ads and steamy movie roles under her belt, it’s hard not to think of EVA MENDES as a sex symbol.
But it’s a label that the actor seems reluctant to accept.
“I’d love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humour to define me as well,” she tells ALLURE in its upcoming AUGUST issue.
“I’m definitely responsible for the image that I put out there. But it does become frustrating, because I don’t want sexy to be my defining characteristic.”
Her own idea of sexy is surprisingly low key in comparison to the bombshell characters she frequently portrays in front of the cameras.
“To me, sexy is either nude or with very basic Calvin Klein underwear and maybe a white ribbed tank top,” explained EVA, who notably wore DOLCE & GABBANA before, during and after her ALLURE cover shoot in New York City.
But even more than her spectacular physicality, EVA credits her sex appeal to attitude.
“I have worked hard to love myself…and I do. And I think that’s what people respond to with me.”