Washington, October 11 : Actress Eva Mendes has revealed that she grew up on Calvin Klein ads and always wanted to follow in the footsteps of the designer brand's models.
The 'Hitch' star, who grabbed the opportunity to fulfil her teen dream by being the face of the designer's new underwear range, banked on believing that the chance would take her career to new heights.
Mendes further said that she had long idolised Mark Wahlberg and supermodel Kate Moss - both of whom had shot to fame as Calvin Klein models.
"I grew up on those ads," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
She said: "When Kate Moss and Marky Mark - I mean my friend Mark Wahlberg... can't say Marky cos he hates that - came out with them, I was like 15 years old.
"Me and my friends just went crazy. Crazy, crazy.
"He was so gorgeous... delicious... and still is, of course."
The 34-year-old star's promo video for the designer label had been deemed too provocative by various US channels with many refusing to air the footage.