Jessica Alba fails to understand why men find her sexy

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2010, 16:18 PM IST

London: Hollywood beauty Jessica Alba is a tad bit confused as to what being sexy means and is not comfortable with her sex symbol tag.

The `Sin City` star who has previously been voted the sexiest woman in the world does not like being singled out for her looks and prefers to be praised for her acting skills, a website reported.

"This whole sex goddess thing? Half the time I don`t even know what that means. It sounds beyond me. Way beyond me. I don`t put myself out there to get that kind of attention. When I do, it`s flattering, but it`s not what I set out to do. I just want to be in movies and I really don`t see myself like this.

"I don`t specially celebrate it but I`m grateful about it. And when I go home I wash it all away. I need to find time to be myself and not to be only a personality part of the business," said the 29-year-old actress.

Moreover, Alba regards herself as just a "simple" woman from the suburbs.

"I`m really just a simple girl from the suburbs. But, a lot of the time, the magazines don`t show that side of me. I`m proud of my heritage," she added.

PTI