Eva Longoria has opened up about wearing a bikini. The Lowriders star has said that she does not have to be skinny to don the swimsuit.

At the 2017 ACE Awards held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday (August 7) in New York City, the 42-year-old actress told Extra TV that she wears the swimwear even if she is not bikini-ready.

"I've been gone since May... I was working in Europe so I always tag along a lot of days to enjoy the beaches, enjoy where we are... My whole team, we went to Ireland. We're like, 'We're going to see everything and work.' We usually pack it all in," Longoria, who was honoured as a style ambassador at the event, told the celebrity news website.

She elaborated as to why she loves wearing a bikini in the summer even when she does not have the perfect body.

"In the summer, I live in a bikini, even if I'm not bikini-ready. I'm wearing it, and I'm in love — I already have my man, I don't have to be skinny," she said.

Longoria then said that she does not pay attention to rumours about her weight and said, "It all kind of just rolls off — I'd rather enjoy my wine."

While Longoria does not care about what people think about her body, she does keep herself fit. She, however, has said that she does not like to workout in a recent interview with Health magazine.

"I don't enjoy working out. I like the way I feel after working out. I always wish my trainer doesn't show up. I'm always like: 'I hope he cancels, I hope he cancels...'" she told the magazine.

"I'm a runner, first of all. I run a lot. But I also do SoulCycle, Pilates, yoga. I usually mix it up. Now I'm starting with weight training," the actress said. "I kind of laid off the weights for a while, but I went to my nutritionist the other day, and she was like, 'Your muscle mass is low. You need to build muscle.' And I'm like 'Oh man...'"