Jessica Alba: How A Quarter-Life Crisis Helped Her Fight Her Sex Symbol Status

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Jessica Alba has certainly come a long way from her days dancing in Honey to building a business empire with The Honest Company. But despite her crazy success, she still had a few more bumps along the way than she would have liked.

Jessica recently opened up to InStyle on how she become the empowered woman she is today. Check out a few of our favorite bits below.

On being a teenage sex icon…

“My sexuality made me very uncomfortable. I remember my first Maxim shoot, they 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 her quarter-life crises at 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.'”

On her unplanned pregnancy with son Cash…

“It was not planned, but I was like, ‘OK, this is where my life is going. I always wanted to be a mom.'”

On starting The Honest Company…

“I made a deal with the universe: If I was able to manifest my dreams, then I would try to do good in some way.”

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