Cameron Diaz has written a very controversial self-help book called “The Body Book”, which takes on everything from how to eat right to how to feel comfortable in your own skin, and opens up about some of her struggles with her own body image when she was younger.
“I had terrible, terrible skin,” she writes. “It was embarrassing, and I did everything I could think of to make it go away…Nothing helped for very long. The pimples were still there through high school and into my twenties, while I was modeling and acting…It was awkward and embarrassing and frustrating, and I always felt really bad about myself.”
The 41-year old actress isn’t one to never touch fast food–or fatty food–so she understands the temptation to give in when Taco Bell sings her siren song.
“When I was in junior high, my friend’s brother worked at Taco Bell,” she writes in her book. “Every day after school, I would come by and order one bean burrito with extra cheese and extra sauce, no onions, and he would always give me two. Every day after school, I ate two bean burritos and a Coke. Every single day, for three years, that was what I ate.”
Diaz says she wasn’t immune to the pressures Hollywood can put on women and has tried Botox, but didn’t like the way it made her face look. Now, she’s fine with her laugh lines.
“I’ve tried it before, where it was like a little tiny touch of something,” she said. “It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to be like that’ — I’d rather see my face aging than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all. I love it, I don’t mind. It’s like, ‘Guess what this means, I’ve smiled my whole life. I love life. I’m happy I don’t have a problem with that.”
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