Garth Feels 'Awkward' Seeing Herself on Covers
By ROBERT PACE
October 18, 2012
Having been a television star for years now, Jennie Garth has found herself at the heart of media attention on numerous occasions like all celebrities are in the entertainment machine. While some celebrities feed off the attention, she revealed that she is repelled by it.
"It's sort of surreal," Garth said to Keltie Colleen of seeing herself on the cover of tabloid magazines. "I tend to not go out of the house much when things are running and I know that things are on the newsstand because I feel awkward. I honestly want to pick it up and look it at and read it and find out what's going on my life, so I kind of just stay home."
Although Garth tries to avoid the media attention and lurking paparazzi, she divulged that her youngest children "get a kick" out of seeing their mother and themselves in magazines and being chased by the paparazzi.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was dolled-up on Wednesday evening to receive the Artistic Excellence Award from Inner-City Arts, an arts education campus for at-risk children in the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row, at its annual Imagine Awards Gala Dinner.
"I'm honored because art's a big part of my life," said Garth, who currently has her own reality show on CMT. "It's a part of my life every day. I wouldn't be where I am today without the arts."
The mother of three also touched on her especially fit figure as of late, which she attributed to taking time out of her day to focus on herself.
"Just focusing on myself," she responded when asked how she keeps her svelte shape. "Taking a little bit of time out of my day every day and committing to exercising--making myself important."
While Garth focuses on herself as a means for keeping in tip-top shape, she doesn't hold the same philosophy for her career. A model for aspiring Hollywood stars, she maintains that her acting career is just a job.
"I would just urge people to not buy into the importance of it all," she said, "because, at the end of the day, I take this dress off and let my hair down and I'm just like everybody else. I think that it's just important to remember that we're all the same. This is just a job."