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Eva Mendes: 'I Am The New American Girl'

Eva Mendes: 'I Am The New American Girl'

Eva Mendes strikes a sultry pose on the cover of W magazine’s July 2010 issue, on newsstands Tuesday, June 22.

Here’s what the 36-year-old The Other Guy actress had to share:

On performing nude: “I’ve never had a problem with nudity, but I don’t put it out there without a reason. I’m not an exhibitionist. But, honestly, for my art I’ll do anything almost. I’ll go there.”

On whether nudity makes her feel objectified: “I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol. It’s a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a real, credible actor. But I’ve never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. . . . I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.”

On her ethnicity: “I don’t consider myself a Latin American actress. I was born and raised here, and I have Cuban parents, but for me, I am the new American girl. It’s not only Drew Barrymore and the blond Midwestern girl. This, [pointing to her face] is also what we look like now.”

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FYI: Eva is wearing a Miu Miu dress and David Yurman jewelry.

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49 Responses to “Eva Mendes: 'I Am The New American Girl'”

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  1. 1
    kizbit Says:

    Love her!

  2. 2
    yv Says:

    Unlike every other country, america no longer has a set look. Go ahead everyone from everywhere. Run here , let’s just become a everything goes country. Then sadly, we will fall and fail

  3. 3
    zimmermann Says:

    how pretentious of her. funny how she forgot black women altogether.

  4. 4
    edna Says:

    She looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!

  5. 5
    Donovan Says:

    Love what she said about being the new american girl. It’s about changing what the perception of the “ideal” all american girl is.

  6. 6
    Sofia Says:

    What she was trying to say is that the new American girl has all faces, not just white , anglo saxon.IShe is black, latino, asian, italian, arab…

  7. 7
    Sophie Says:

    I honeestly think she’s already crossed the line that she was talking about, because I don’t hink many consider her a ‘respected actor’ now. She should keep her clothes on for a change because, personally, I think she can act and has huge talent, but doesn’t need to be naked to be noticed ….

  8. 8
    Fresh Says:

    Its nice that she’s honest about how calculating she is.
    Im beginning to like her. She’s not the best actress but she’s definitely not the worst. Its nice that she doesnt just do lame romcoms.

  9. 9
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l... Says:

    …She’s so not sexy. I don’t understand what soo many people see in her. She cant even act. LOL

  10. 10
    Slig Says:

    She like india woman she cannot photo without make up in magazine

  11. 11
    Faith Says:

    “For my art..” Bahahahaha, she’s pretty to look at but seriously? Art?

  12. 12
    Rao Says:

    She is pretty and smart.

  13. 13
    Josie Says:

    Honestly, i don’t get the whole “all american” thing. Blonde blue eyed is considered authentic american now – really!? Because all american to me is native american, go figure. It’s funny what they say though, black people may have lived in america for hundred years and had ancestors born and raised on american soil, but it doesn’t matter, a first generation immigrant russian is still more american than any black person, because in America, it’s always better to be white.
    White privilege at it’s finest.

  14. 14
    flor Says:

    I like what she said. America is not just white people and that’s something Hollywood is discovering step by step.

  15. 15
    Dan Says:

    Minorities are infesting this country, trying to make it into yet another welfare third-world-esque nation. And worse yet, they are trying to call themselves Americans. The TRUE americans are and will always be ANGLO SAXONS. Who wrote our Constitution? ALL WHITE ANGLO SAXONS! Who designed our cities? ALL WHITE ANGLO SAXONS! Who were the most powerful people in America, the elites? Rockfeller, Mellon, Carnegie, etc.. ALL WHITE, big surprise there. Minorities were brought here for physical labor. Too bad you breed like rabbits =/

    Anyways, Eva is a Latin American actress. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  16. 16
    Malorie Says:

    simply smashing!!

  17. 17
    shannon Says:

    She is a pretty gal, but so bland, for some reason she has a sexy body, but has NO SEX APPEAL whatsoever, no matter how hard she tries, she doesn’t have that ommph factor. It’s like pretty to look at that, yeah, great body, but doesn’t WOW at all, very forgetable.. And she can’t act!! Poor thing needs to start whipping off the clothes for EVERY role she takes now because it’s not her poor acting that will get her any of the roles. This is both the career path that Eva Mendes and Jessica Albas must now follow, they can’t act so they have to do sexy, because that’s all the roles they can get.

  18. 18
    Josie Says:

    “Dan” – white immigrants from europe forced themselves on the New world, a country which were not rightfully theirs but belonged to the native americans.
    America belongsto them just as much as it belongs to Black Americans who were broughtre by force. Who do you think built all of those towers, blacks and chinese immigrants who worked in railroads for peanuts, you piece of scum! The fact that you can even take pride int hat shows what a miserable worthless cretin you really are.
    The truth is, America was built off the backs of black people and other minorities at the time. But the most ironic thing is, you are just as much of an immigrant as any mexican person. In fact, if you are a 3rd generation immigrant or have ancestors from america, you probably have some black in you as well lol

  19. 19
    Dan Says:

    Josie, maybe america was built “off the backs of black people and other minorities” but it was also built off the MINDS of white people. Look at anyyyyy country that has a black majority and you will see poverty, crime, disease. Go to any predominantly black neighborhood in america, and what will you see? POVERTY, CRIME, DISEASE. Do you know that about 85% of ALL crimes in the u.s. are committed by black males? Just some food for thought.

    oh and regarding the native americans- back in those days, might was right. The europeans proved to be smarter and stronger, so obviously they took over inferior people. The strongest are at the top, that’s nature.

  20. 20
    Dan Says:

    The Europeans had complex ships and weapons, while the native americans and africans were still living in huts, running around almost naked. By the time Europeans came to America, they already built elaborate palaces, castles and cathedrals back in Europe. They had booming trade. They had armies and navies. What did the minorities have? A bow and an arrow to defend against the European rifle. tough luck.

  21. 21
    crytikal kat Says:

    fuggers…a tan amy winehouse..get overurself eva, nothing sexy about her

  22. 22
    daisy Says:

    LOL @ Dan! Thanks for the laughs!

    Anyway Eva is a joke. She can’t act so of course she has to take off her clothes in almost all her movies.

  23. 23
    TIM GUNN Says:


    Unequivocally Not.

    The All American Girl is not a tawdry **** who dress like a streetwalker inviting sex at every opportunity.

    You ARE an American, but you will NEVER personify the “All American Girl”.

    “The All American Girl” is athletic, quick witted, clean cut, sweet, pure of heart and vivacious in spirit. She does sell her herself by using sex EVER.

    Massive Fail, Ms. Mendez.


  24. 24
    Kyle Says:


    Please speak for yourself and stop embarrassing me (and other normal whites) with that drivel.

    YOU didn’t build this country, YOU are not powerful, America wasn’t built on the the mind of YOU, YOU didn’t build any city.

    Stop living vicariously though the accomplishments of these people. Truth is, you are a loser sitting on a celebrity blog.

    Unfortunately for you, this powerful “white” group of people don’t give a **** about you. I sure as hell don’t!

    Go get a job, and no, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet aren’t going to get you one because you share the same skin color as them. Let’s not forget that there are many non-whites to whom, at best, you’d be considered for custodial duties. I’m sure Mr. Obama has a job for you somewhere scrubbing his floors. LOL. Eva Mendes too. She’s at the top, and you’re at the bottom of the socioeconomic and importance chain.

    Sucks doesn’t it? ;).

  25. 25
    TIM GUNN Says:

    Abby Sunderland is a perfect example the All American iIrl. Brave, honest, polite, and fearless in a clean sporty way.

    On another obvious note, a grown sexually active woman is NEVER a “girl”.

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