THE OC star Adam Brody is thrilled to be considered a sex symbol, even though he finds it impossible to believe.

The 25-year-old heart-throb has fast become an object of teenage lust since appearing as SETH COHEN in the hit series, despite the fact his character was considered "far from hot" when the show kicked off in 2004.

He says, "All I can say is both Seth and I have grown a great deal since the show started.

"In the beginning I was far from the hot guy. But I've sort of turned into this cool guy.

"I don't know how it happened but you won't hear me complaining."

14/06/2005 17:10