I'm not hot
By staff writers
July 29, 2005
Image problems ... Alba strikes a pose at the UK i>Fantastic Four</I> premiere / AAP
<DIV id=storyBody>HOLLYWOOD babe Jessica Alba thinks she's an ugly duckling and a control freak.
While many stick-thin celebrities blame a high metabolism, exhaustion or similar reasons, the sexy stunner has come clean, revealing she battled an eating disorder.
The Fantastic Four
star suffered from anorexia, anxiety attacks and obsessive compulsive behaviour, UK tabloid The Sun
The feisty beauty, who stars as superhero the Invisible Woman in the comic book's big-screen adaptation, nearly became invisible herself as she struggled to overcome anorexia.
The 24-year-old, whose father is Mexican and mother is of Danish and French descent, says it all started before she even hit her teens.
"Everyone in my family is overweight. I wanted to be healthier, so I started cooking for myself when I was 12," she said.
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