Jenny McCarthy Wanted to be a Nun? [VIDEO]
Jenny McCarthy Talks Childhood Career Aspirations
Ever wonder what job celebrities would have ended up in if they hadn't gotten on the fame train?
In Jenny McCarthy's case, she might have been a nun.
You can even get a glimpse of what she might have looked like in a habit on the cover of McCarthy's new book, ‘Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic.'
McCarthy shares her childhood desire to become a nun in a new article she wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times' Daily Splash, where she describes, "I, Jenny McCarthy, wanted to become a nun. That's right: a nun. Being raised Catholic on the south side of Chicago, I was taught to believe that my goal in life was to do good things so that I could ensure my place in heaven."
She adds, "So, it was only logical in my young innocent mind that I should become a nun -- and guarantee my spot to hang out with Jesus and his buddies. I even put a towel on my head in the shape of a nun's veil, and blessed those around me with my awesome holiness."
As you can imagine, McCarthy's career aspirations to become a nun faded, as she explains that at age seven, she visited a convent and found "Standing before me was Sister Mary F. in a pair of jeans, a rock concert t-shirt and a really scary tight perm. My eyes bulged out of my head as I stared at her veil-less head. I thought veils were glued to the nuns' heads! I thought their wardrobes consisted solely of habits."
When Sister Mary F. asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?," McCarthy said, "A nun ... and a mom."
After explaining that nuns don't have children, McCarthy realized she would have to take a different career path, saying, "I knew in my soul that even though I wanted to go to heaven, I yearned to be a mom more than anything in the world."
She writes, "Even though I didn't become a nun and have done my fair share of sinning, I've come to realize that you can still fight for justice and truth without having to wear a habit. I just chose to wear a push-up bra instead. Some people might call me a sinner and blame me for my Bad Habits, but I prefer to look at myself like a student in this awesome school called life."