There are so many words to describe Jessica Alba. Drop dead gorgeous, natural beauty, but most importantly, businesswoman and entrepreneur.
Jessica Alba is definitely in a league of her own. Not only has she dominated the movie screens, but she now also runs a billion dollar empire. She started the Honest Company almost five years ago which provides nontoxic household products as well as safe products for babies, personal care, vitamins and much more. Last year the Honest Company got a $1.7 billion valuation. Yes, you read that right!
With that being said, Jessica wants everyone to know that she is much more than a sex symbol. In the new issue of InStyle magazine, she opens up about her start in the business, childhood and more!
On her childhood: “I was definitely born different… I loved to challenge authority. I was a very difficult child to parent. I was hyper. I didn’t sleep a lot. And being sick so often and being in and out of the hospital so much made it hard to form relationships.”
On her status as a lad-mag lust object: “My sexuality made me very uncomfortable. I remember my first Maxim shoot, the were telling me to pose a certain way, and I was like, ‘Agh! I’m 19. I’m a virgin. I don’t even know how to do that.’ It was so awkward.”
On being a sex symbol at age 25: “I sort of went through a life crisis. I was like, ‘This isn’t what I set out to be. I’m so much more than this, but I don’t know how not to be a sex symbol.’”