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Shields Wouldn't Brook Virginity for So Long

"Blue Lagoon" star says saving herself caused her to get fat



    Shields Wouldn't Brook Virginity for So Long
    If Brooke thinks she regrets her decision to remain a virgin, she should talk to some of her ex-boyfriends.

    In a time long ago, before the culture was inundated with scantily clad pop tarts, Brooke Shields was the most hyper-sexualized teen of her day. Looking back, she says her status as a sex symbol drove her away from the bedroom and towards the kitchen.

    "I think I would have lost my virginity earlier than I did at 22. I had the public and all this pressure, and I wish I had just gotten it over with ... I think I wouldn’t have had issues with weight—I carried this protective 20 pounds [in college]. It was all connected. And to me, that’s a health regret," Shields told Health magazine.

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    Brooke and Her Calvins


    A 13-year-old Shields appeared partially nude as the daughter of a New Orleans madame in Louis Malle's "Pretty Baby."  As a 14-year-old she filmed love scenes with 18-year-old Christopher Atkins for "Blue Lagoon" and spent much of the movie with her hair glued over her breasts. The following year she starred in "Endless Love" as a 15-year-old who sleeps with her 17-year-old boyfriend.

    Amidst all this, she did a series of print and TV ads for Calvin Klein jeans with the notorious tag line, "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."

    For men of a certain age, this campaign was nothing short of maddening.

    That Shields managed to remain a virgin until she was 22 is a minor miracle.