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‘You're ugly - work on your personality'

London - Marc Anthony's dad used to tell him he was ugly.

The 'Do You Believe In Loneliness' singer - who was married to Jennifer Lopez from 2004 to 2011 - claims his parent helped him to build confidence by criticising his looks when he was growing up.

Singer Marc Anthony and Chloe Green arrive at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 26, 2014. Photo: Danny Moloshok. Credit: REUTERS

He told Men's Fitness magazine: "My dad would tell me, 'Son, I'm ugly and you're ugly - work on your personality'... I think it served me well. I think confidence is a powerful thing."

Although he's romanced a number of beautiful women over his career - including first wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres - Marc doesn't think of his former girlfriends as "conquests".

He added: "The people I have ended up in relationships with are human beings. They're not conquests

"I think it would be demeaning if I gave some formula I have to meet so many beautiful women."

Jennifer - who has six-year-old twins Max and Emme with Marc - has recently spoke about how much hurt she felt following their divorce.

She said: "I went through a tremendous low. But I wouldn't change anything [about my past] because it made me who I am." - BANG Showbiz

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