Eva Longoria Opens up to Lena Mahfouf

Justine Feutry - Madame Figaro


Eva Longoria Opens up to Lena Mahfouf

Lena Mahfouf welcomed the L'Oréal ambassador Eva Longoria on her podcast "Canapé Six places," and the American actress shared some advice with her.

They left their mark in their own way at the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Eva Longoria made an impact by wearing two hats as both a L'Oréal Paris ambassador (it was her 19th Cannes with the brand) and a director. The actress has indeed directed her first feature film, "Flamin' Hot." Lena Mahfouf also walked the red carpet several times this year, and her first appearance at this 2023 edition made quite a buzz.

The influencer indeed opted for a dress from Vivienne Westwood's archives that sparked a lot of negative reactions on social media. There were criticisms targeting her body that deeply affected the young woman. This provided an opportunity for her to seek Eva Longoria's experience in dealing with such situations as she welcomed her on her podcast, "Canapé Six Places." "It must be amazing to have a big sister like you because I'm sure you give the best encouragement before such events," she remarked.

When Lena Mahfouf explains the criticisms provoked by her outfit, Eva Longoria responds, "But did you like it?" To which the influencer replies that she loved it, but due to all the critical comments about her body, she started hating it. The actress then reflects on her own fashion faux pas, saying, "I have worn some really horrible things. I felt extremely uncomfortable. Now that I've been in the industry for a long time, I dress with a more classic style, less trendy. But most importantly, I don't let the media and social platforms affect me. It truly doesn't touch me. I don't take anything personally, especially being a public figure."

A way of creating distance that Eva Longoria explains simply: "I was born like this. It's not like I developed it while growing up. You should see the photos. I didn't grow up being beautiful. Besides, no one ever told me... I really blossomed later in college, and I think that's when I developed my sense of humor, self-confidence, and many other things because I thought to myself, 'I may not be the pretty girl, but I'll be the funny girl, the smart girl.' I remember deciding that very early in my life."