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Eva Longoria Admits: 'I Wear Braces'

06/14/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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It’s true: Desperate Housewives’ gorgeous star Eva Longoria has a fashion flaw. Well, temporarily. “I wear braces,” she confesses in the July issue of InStyle. Pulling out a photo from her upcoming film Cristiada, she says, “Look how crooked my bottom teeth were, and I never even knew.” Despite her imperfect teeth, Longoria always manages to turn heads when out with famous friends like Jessica Alba and Victoria Beckham. But she wasn’t always called a stunner; in fact, she was once considered the homely one in her family because her three older sisters were blonde. “I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup when I was young,” she adds. “I would melt crayons and try to put them on my lips, and I would use watercolor for eye shadow.” Now a pro at glamming up — “I can even put them on in the car,” she boasts of her false-lash application skills — she enjoys using bronzing powder and a few key basics. “Mascara is very important. If I were on a desert island, I would have to have mascara and lip balm,” she shares. Also important to the petite star? “High heels,” she states. “I love designer shoes. There’s this pair in my closet by Versace, and they must be 8 inches — crazy tall!” She even keeps some for decoration. “They’re not to wear; they’re just to look really pretty in the closet,” she says. “They are art!” For more with Longoria, pick up the latest issue of InStyle, on newsstands Friday.

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Monica on

Having worn braces myself when I was a teenager, I notice teeth a lot. I’m a faithful viewer of Desperate Housewives and actually did notice that her bottom teeth were not straight. But I don’t think that’s a problem unless you see someone’s bottom teeth when they smile. At any rate for those people that want to see a pix of her wearing the braces, you probably won’t see one because they are only on her bottom teeth like she said in the article. If you’ve ever seen a pix of her before, you’ll know that her top teeth are fine. Plus she’s probably got Invisalign.

Kelly on

she is gorgeous; but I wish her beauty was more natural. She wears fake eyelashes and I’m pretty sure she adds “cutlets” to her bra. She does other stuff and she gets so done up. She doesnt need to do all that stuff. Less is more.

Corrie on

OHMYGOD, she wears braces!!! Now that’s a headline!

AA on

Maybe if she stopped chasing and dating these young boys- she wouldn’t get cheated on… she’s vain n full of herself!

gigi on

wow…i can now sleep! who cares? how is this news?

Splum on

Neighhhhhhh!

Susan on

I wear braces, and honestly, I think braces are cute. I’ve never had a problem with how they look. (I’ve had one with how they can feel sometimes – like having barbed wire in your mouth! But never with how they look.) They’re nothing to be ashamed of. Oh, and I’m not a teenager. I’m a grown woman. It’s no big deal now for adults to wear them.

farrah55 on

I always think of a gerbil when I see her.

ae on

homely b/c she wasn’t blonde? talk about identity issues in that family. yikes. she’s a very beautiful woman.

asha on

there i no such thing as “temporary” braces. she just wants attention and to be told how beautiful she is all of the time just like the rest oft hose starlets. its sick.

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