Jenny McCarthy wishes she stayed out of the sun when young
Jenny McCarthy on 'The View' in New York in this undated photo. (ABC, Donna Svennevik)
Published Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:16AM EST
Jenny McCarthy wishes she had "Nicole Kidman-ed" in her younger years and stayed out of the sun.
The 41-year-old model-and-activist learned the hard way about the dangers of staying out in hot weather, and wishes she had paid better attention to her skin, like the porcelain-skinned Australian actress.
McCarthy said: "I wish I knew when I was younger not to lay out in the sun. Aging, skin cancer. I wish I would have Nicole Kidman-ed it throughout my whole life.
"I also wish I would have known to drink more water. And I wish I would have known to wait until I was 35 to get married. I think women really know who they are by the time they are 33. I think in your 20s you're still searching."
McCarthy has 11-year-old son Evan from her six-year marriage to John Mallory Asher, but the couple split in 2005.
The former Playboy star -- now a regular panelist on TV show 'The View' -- admits she can be intimidating to men on the show because of her forthright personality.
She added to America's OK! magazine: "Yes, I think I intimidate men because I have a strong personality. A lot of times men get insecure around fame. I put them at ease by trying to teach them that fame is frivolous, and that the human spirit is way more important to me."