She might be a bona fide sex symbol, but 'Coronation Street' star Michelle Keegan has admitted she's embarrassed people see her that way.

The 25-year-old actress - who plays Tina MacIntyre in the ITV soap - also admitted that she couldn't understand why she was awarded The Sun's Cleavage of the Year earlier this year because she keeps her assets covered up!

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Michelle Keegan

She told new! magazine: "It was a bit embarrassing. It is also flattering. The thing is, I don't wear tops that show them off much... Mum laughed and said, 'You don't get that from me, girl.' [My parents] think it's funny and Mum jokes about it a lot."

And despite her killer body, Michelle claims she doesn't obsess about her weight.

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  • Television And Radio Industries Club Ceremony 2008 - Arrivals

    LONDON - MARCH 11: Michelle Keegan arrives at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards 2008 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 11, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • TV Now Awards 2009

    DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 18: Michelle Keegan attends TV Now Awards at Mansion House on April 18, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)

  • British Soap Awards 2010 - Outside Arrivals

    LONDON - MAY 08: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the 2010 British Soap Awards held at the London Television Centre on May 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Arrivals - London

    Michelle Keegan At The National Tv Awards At The Royal Albert Hall In London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2010 - Arrivals - London

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The National Television Awards 2010, At The 02 Arena, London.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards - Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Michelle Keegan of Coronation Street attends the Inside Soeap Awards Launch Party at Great John Street hotel on July 6, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2009 - London

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The 2009 British Soap Awards At The Bbc Television Centre, Wood Lane, London. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2010 - Outside Arrivals

    LONDON - MAY 08: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the 2010 British Soap Awards held at the London Television Centre on May 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Rts Programme Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan, Arrives At The Rts Programme Awards 2009 At The Grosvenor House Hotel On March 16, 2010 In London, England.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The 2010 British Soap Awards At The Itv Studios, South Bank, London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TVChoice Awards 2010 held at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)

  • Hugo Boss - Store Launch

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Michelle Keegan wearing BOSS Black attends the Hugo Boss store launch in Manchester in conjunction with charity Fashion Kicks for Macmillan Cancer Support on November 14, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • TV Now Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 22: Michelle Keegan attends the TV Now Awards on May 22, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TVChoice Awards 2010 held at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)

  • National Television Awards 2011 - Arrivals - London

    Michelle Keegan Attends The National Television Awards At The O2 Arena On January 26, 2011 In London, England.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • X Factor Celebrity Sightings

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Michelle Keegan is seen at Fountain Studios where the 'X Factor' is filmed on November 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/FilmMagic)

  • James Roberts Hair and Beauty - Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the opening of James Roberts Hair and Beauty on January 12, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

  • The British Soap Awards - Manchester

    Michelle Keegan Arriving For The 2011 British Soap Awards At Granada Studios, Manchester. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • Royal Television Society Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan Arrives At The Royal Television Society Awards At The Grosvenor House Hotel In London. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards 2012 at the 02 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards 2011

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the Inside Soap Awards 2011 at Gilgamesh on September 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Michelle Keegan attends the launch of Inside Soap Awards at Rosso on July 9, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

  • TRIC Awards - Arrivals

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Michelle Keegan attends the TRIC awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 12, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 23: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 23: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

  • The LOOK Show

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 06: Michelle Keegan attends The Look Show in association with Smashbox Cosmetics at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on October 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • TV Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Michelle Keeghan attends the TV Choice awards 2012 at The Dorchester on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Royal Television Society Awards - London

    Michelle Keegan Arrives At The Royal Television Society Awards At The Grosvenor House Hotel In London. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)

  • TV Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Michelle Keeghan attends the TV Choice awards 2012 at The Dorchester on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards - Launch Party

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 09: Michelle Keegan attends Inside Soap launch sponsored by BooHoo party ahead of London ceremony recognising soaps and their actors at Rosso on July 9, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Soap actress Michelle Keegan attends The 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall on May 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2012 - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Actress Michelle Keegan attends The 2012 British Soap Awards at ITV Studios on April 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards 2012 at the 02 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards 2012 at the 02 Arena on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards 2011

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the Inside Soap Awards 2011 at Gilgamesh on September 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2012 - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Actress Michelle Keegan attends The 2012 British Soap Awards at ITV Studios on April 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • RTS Programme Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Michelle Keegan attends the RTS Programme Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 15, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • National Television Awards - Outside Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Actress Michelle Keegan attends the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • RTS Programme Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Michelle Keegan attends the RTS Programme Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 15, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Philips British Academy Television Awards - Afterparty Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Actress Michelle Keegan arrives for the Philips British Academy Television Awards Afterparty at the Natural History Museum on June 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • TVChoice Awards 2010 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Michelle Keegan arrives at the TV Choice Awards 2010 at The Dorchester on September 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • British Soap Awards 2009 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Michelle Keegan arrives for the British Soap Awards at BBC Television Centre on May 9, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Inside Soap Awards 2011

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Michelle Keegan with her Sexiest Female award at the Inside Soap Awards 2011 at Gilgamesh on September 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Philips British Academy Television Awards - Afterparty Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Actress Michelle Keegan arrives for the Philips British Academy Television Awards Afterparty at the Natural History Museum on June 6, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

  • TV Now Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

    DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 22: Michelle Keegan attends the TV Now Awards on May 22, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

  • RTS Programme Awards 2009 - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Michelle Keegan arrives at the RTS Programme Awards 2009 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 16, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • TRIC Awards: Arrivals

    LONDON - MARCH 10: Michelle Keegan arrives for the TRIC (Television and Radio Industry Club) Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 10, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

"I tend to go through stages of eating rubbish, and then other times I eat very healthily," she told the mag. "It's weird with me. A few months ago, I put on weight without knowing it. I think it was because I wasn't going to the gym.

"I started going out more and I think, as you get older, you have to watch what you eat more. You have to keep on top of it."

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