Brainless Eva Mendes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 September 2008
Eva Mendes

Brainless Eva Mendes

'The Women' actress Eva Mendes says she "lacks brains" and is always attracted to intelligent men to compensate for her shortcomings

Eva Mendes says she "lacks brains".

'The Women' actress finds clever men a "turn on" and is attracted to them because they are intelligent.

She said: "Brains are the most important thing to me, because I feel I lack them. I want them from the man I am with. I love a well-read man - that is such a turn on. I think it's because I am not as well-read as I'd like to be."

The 34-year-old actress dislikes men who try too hard and prefers to date those who are "goofy" and not so obsessed with their image.

She added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "I don't like a guy who has his game on and who knows exactly what to say. Some of the Cuban men in my family are very, very attractive, but they are sometimes a little bit too sleek.

"I try to coach my brothers and tell them, 'No, it's OK not to be too sleek. Be a little goofy. You don't always have to be in control and say they right thing."

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