London: Hollywood star Jessica Biel says she wasn't popular with guys when she was young because they mistook her shyness for being aloof. (Agencies)
The 29-year-old actress, who is in a relationship with Justin Timberlake, says her insecurities made her seem reserved, as reported.
"I never (got chased by guys) as much as people might think. I'm quite shy, so sometimes guys would find me aloof because they'd think I was acting cool when it was just my nerves. It always takes me a while to feel comfortable in social situations or when I'm with new people," she said.
As well as her shyness, Biel also admitted guys didn't think she was pretty when she was younger.
"I wasn't considered attractive at all as a teenager. I was kind of an ugly duckling. But when I did Pilates competitions, I started to work on my appearance and body and was determined to make some of the nasty girls who tortured me feel jealous," she added.
London: Hollywood star Jessica Biel says she wasn't popular with guys when she was young because they mistook her shyness for being aloof.