She’s one of the most beautiful women on TV – and a perennial fixture on the annual “Hot” lists, but Emmanuelle Chriqui says she wasn’t always the girl with the good looks.
The “Entourage” beauty stopped by the set of Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, where she spoke with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover about her evolution into one of Hollywood’s sexiest leading ladies.
“Have you always been the hot girl?” Kit asked the actress.
“Absolutely not! I’m a late bloomer,” Emmanuelle revealed. “Really, in my mid to late 20s, things turned for the better.”
In fact, the 33-year-old brunette bombshell said there’s photo proof that she wasn’t always a knockout.
“Literally, I’m not lying, there’s a picture of when I was 14 that my father still laughs at. Like, he will point and laugh,” she noted. “I had braces and giant fuzzy hair. It’s hilarious and he likes to point that out every so often.”
Of course, things have certainly changed for Emmanuelle, who stars as a stripper named Bambi alongside new “Wonder Woman” Adrianne Palicki in the new film, “Elektra Luxx.”
So how does Emmanuelle – who was voted AskMen.com’s most desirable star of 2010 – keep her fab figure in shape?
“I workout. I mean, I haven’t in a while, but I go in spurts of working out,” she laughed. “Circuit training – weights and cardio. I like to mix it up.”
Catch Emmanuelle in “Elektra Luxx,” when it hits select theaters on March 11.