Sydney, Jan 31 : Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria admitted to having been the ugly duckling of the family, and having been bullied for her looks when she was young.
Even though Eva has turned out to be one of the most glamorous women with a number of rewarding deals with cosmetic companies, she obviously has not forgotten that her nickname while growing up was "ugly duckling", reports The Daily Mail.
In a statement she made while promoting her new film 'Over My Dead Body', she recounted how her nickname came to be.
"I was the darkest one of my family. I was the only one with black hair and the only one with dark skin. All my sisters were light blondes with hazel eyes. They used to call me ugly duckling," news.com.au quoted her as saying.
The 32-year-old told Channel 4's Richard and Judy that in order to overcome one minus point she used another to cover it up.
"I grew up without being beautiful so I kind of relied on my personality and my character," she said.
"I kind of developed a skill not to depend on anything superficial because I didn't have anything superficial to depend on," she added.