Cameron Diaz in Seventeen February 2014: I Suffered From Horrible Acne

Posted Thursday January 9, 2014 2:50 PM GMT

She's admired by women (and men) around the world, but even Cameron Diaz admits she hasn't always been happy about her body.

In the February 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine, "The Body Book" author discussed her personal struggles while growing up and her love for junk food.

"You might think my life is always totally glam, but I used to have horrible acne - deep boiling pimples - the kind that hurt so badly, I didn't want to leave my house," Miss Diaz explained. "My friends said they didn't notice, but I'd say, 'It's the only thing anyone can see!'"

Cameron continued, "No amount of concealer and foundation could take away the texture of my skin, the embarrassment I felt, or the pain of those raging pimples. I was miserable."

In regards to her addiction to unhealthy foods, the 41-year-old actress said, "At the same time, I was this skinny girl who could eat anything I wanted without gaining an ounce - so I did. If you really are what you eat, I would have been a bean burrito with extra cheese, extra sauce, no onions! Sometimes on a Friday-night drive-through run, I would order a double cheeseburger with French fries and onion rings."

"I was the poster child for being both skinny and unhealthy - and I had the zits to prove it," she added.

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