She may be happily engaged
and a picture perfect mom-to-be
now, but Jessica Alba
has held on to some nightmare moments from childhood.
In a new book of essays called If I'd Known Then
, Alba opens up about being labeled a sixth-grade slut by her elementary school principal and a couple of "self-righteous" PTA moms. "The accusation still ricochets … They think I'm a slut?" she writes.
Alba, 26, who first kissed a boy as a 7-year-old "so he would pick me for our neighborhood baseball team" admits that teen males can be a real handful. "Boys are awful. They are made of nothing but hormones until they're about 20 or 21," she writes. "It's fun to have a crush, but don't think it's forever."
Set for publication this spring, the essay collection is letters – by famous women, 35 or younger – written to their younger selves. Contributers include Olympic soccer gold medalist Julia Foudy, activist Zainab Salbi and actress Danica McKellar, according to the New York Post
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