ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

Cameron Diaz is the epitome of a gorgeous San Diego beachy blonde with her killer abs and legs that go on for days. And we can't forget to mention her hilarious comedic timing and pristine fashion style.

Diaz was born in warm and sunny San Diego, and then moved to Long Beach, where she simultaneously attended high school while being a fashion model, posing in Levi's and Calvin Klein clothing like it was no big deal.

Just how much do you know about the lovely and talented Cameron Diaz? Let's see how many of these facts you already knew.

1. Cameron Diaz was first a model

Diaz was represented by Elite Model Management at the age of 16 and helped her secure gigs with such famous brands like Calvin Klein and Levi's. She even appeared in Seventeen magazine.

2. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach at the same time as Snoop Dogg

Snoop says she's had the "It" factor since she was younger, and that they even had friends in common. Diaz remembers Snoop as a tall and thin guy with many ponytails.

3. Diaz appeared in softcore porn at the start of her career

Diaz appeared in a softcore porn video topless, dressed in an S&M inspired outfit. Everyone has to get their start somehow, and just look where her career took her!

4. She is an early adopter of the Prius electric car

In 2000, Diaz publicly supported Al Gore, who is known for his environmental activism, and is a huge fan of green living, including driving a Prius.

5. She has roots in English, Scots-Irish, German, and Spanish ancestry

Diaz' father's side is Cuban, but had originally moved from Spain to Cuba. Her mother's side includes Scots-Irish, English, and German ancestry. What a dazzling mix!

6. Diaz has ADHD

She claims this is the reason why she can't direct movies.

7. Diaz regularly practices Transcendental Meditation

Diaz says this about her meditation routine:

"To have that tool now and to be able to go inside to the deepest part of myself and to access that and to recharge my battery internally, within myself, I feel so badass. I really do. I think it's so awesome. I feel so empowered that I actually possess that."

No wonder she seems so calm and peaceful.

With a 100-watt smile, tone legs, shiny blonde locks, a calm mind, and a positive energy, Diaz is a one-of-a-kind girl who embodies the soft and cool waves of Southern California.

What can I say? They sure don't make them like they make Californian girls.


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