Jessica Alba: White Hot for Glamour June 2014

Posted Tuesday May 6, 2014 11:20 AM GMT

Taking a break from her successful work with Honest company, Jessica Alba fronted the June 2014 issue of Glamour magazine.

While posing fro Sebastian Kim in Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang, the 33-year-old opened up about how to be a successful entrepreneur and founding her all-natural brand.

On female entrepreneurship:
“I think right now is a great time for female entrepreneurs. But I’ve learned that until you can prove that your business works, it’s only an idea. You have to know your stuff.”

On her inspiration for founding The Honest Company:
“That’s what really inspired me to start Honest. I had so many health issues, and come hell or high water, my kids were going to be as healthy as possible. My life was tough as a kid. I was so lonely. And I felt really disconnected from my friends because I spent so much time in the hospital with grown-ups, and felt like a weirdo. It’s a strange way to spend your time as a kid. All you want to do is play.”

On finding feminism early on:
“Where I was from, you had to answer to a man if he was the breadwinner. My mom told me that didn’t need to be the case for me—I didn’t need to rely on a man. She taught me how to hustle. I was determined to be financially independent. So I started making my own money when I was 12 [with acting]. That was freedom.”

On why she has a nudity clause:
“I don’t want my grandparents to see my boobs. That’s it. It would be weird at Christmas. And, I mean, really, if you look at the movies I have done, getting naked would never ‘elevate’ the picture.”

On her relationships:
“Relationships can be tough, and I was engaged before. I’ve only had two boyfriends. In the first one, with Michael [Weatherly, star of NCIS], I didn’t have a voice yet, and he was so much older. But now [with Cash] there are no more surprises. At around two and a half years, you’re kind of like, ‘Are we in it? Are we doing this?’ And the easiest part? That would be snuggling every night.”

Sebastian Kim for Glamour

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