Pre-teen years puberty baffled me, says Eva Mendes

Updated: May 16, 2010, 10:00 AM IST

London: Hollywood actress Eva Mendes admits she was completely baffled when her figure changed from a child`s to that of a grown up woman.

"I had the body of a woman, but I was still a little girl. Nobody prepared me for it. And it was a very confusing, conflicting time," a website quoted her as saying.

Mendes claims she hated her new body because of the unwanted attention she started receiving from men.

"I`d be out with my mother, and men would be looking at me and reacting to me differently, and I`d wonder why everything had changed and why nobody seemed to be talking about it."