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Jessica Alba: “I’m Not the Smartest”

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Ignoring the Side-Eye

Jessica Alba didn’t think she was smart for a long time. That’s because while she was pitching her Honest Company idea to investors, no one took her seriously.

“It took three and half years of lots of condescending nods and ‘good luck’ pats on the back,” she said. “But I needed people to tell me ‘no’ for me to figure out exactly what I was going to do.”

The actress, along with three investors, now own a company worth 1 billion dollars and growing. Forbes magazine took note and put Alba on the cover with the headline “America’s Richest Self-Made Women.”

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“Something I had to learn as a woman in business is to ask for help… to not be afraid of criticism and to surround yourself with really smart people,” Alba said. “I didn’t think I was smart for a really long time… and I’m not the smartest, but I try.”

With a 1 billion dollar company and a part-time job in Hollywood, who’s giving her condescending looks now?

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Jessica Alba’s Face Says ‘Don’t Quit Your Day Job’ When Jimmy Fallon Pitches Her Ideas For Her New Show ‘Planet Of The Apps’

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Jessica Alba’s Face Says ‘Don’t Quit Your Day Job’ When Jimmy Fallon Pitches Her Ideas For Her New Show ‘Planet Of The Apps’

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“How exciting is an escalator? It should be like a skydiving pitch, that’s exciting. AH, I’VE GOT THIS GREAT IDEA.”

On a recent episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” movie star and entrepreneur Jessica Alba was on to promote her new show, “Planet of the Apps.” The show revolves around the idea of young app developers pitching their ideas for the next big app, with judges Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, and will.i.am, deciding on whether or not the apps are good ideas. They’ll also decide if the developers will get the funding they need to make the app a reality. It’s pretty interesting idea, and, yes, it sounds a lot like Shark Tank, but the difference here is the contestants have 60 seconds to pitch their ideas while on a moving escalator (which really just looks like an inclined moving walkway at an airport).

Later in the show, Fallon pitched Alba on what her future child’s name should be.

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Now this idea should be made into a show. The pitch: Jimmy Fallon picks your baby’s name and they have to live with it for the rest of their lives. Will they become successful? Will they just get picked on in school? Stay tuned to find out!


READ: Jessica Alba: “I’m Not the Smartest”


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6 Celeb-Inspired Easter Outfits That’ll Have All Eyes On You From Misa To Brunch

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6 Celeb-Inspired Easter Outfits That’ll Have All Eyes On You From Misa To Brunch

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Need style inspiration for your Easter Sunday outfit? We got you. Look fabulous in your family photos with fashion inspired by Jessica Alba. She’s dresses pretty damn cute, after all.

 Ballgown Skirt + Sweater = Love

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Ok, zoom in on J.Alb in this pic. So cute, right? If it’s still chilly in your neck of the woods, just pair a knit, crewneck sweater with a pastel-colored ballgown skirt. This look is classic and church-appropriate without sacrificing style.

Dainty Dress + A Power Shoe

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Again, everyone in this pic is cute, but let’s just focus on our girl Jessica. A body-skimming lace (or, in this case, sort of lace-adjacent) dress allows you to be cute and kinda sexy while still looking sweet enough for Easter. Show your bold side with accent colors. Just LOOK at Jessica’s hot pink shoes.

Crop Top + VOLUME

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Yellow is such an underrated color. This pastel, Easter-egg yellow shade is fun and festive. Pair a cute, voluminous skirt in this color with a more fitted crop top. Just throw on a fitted blazer, cardigan or jean jacket for a look that’ll take you from misa to brunch without a hitch.

Prints + Solid

I had so much fun chatting stories w my fave chica on tv @theellenshow #thehonestlife

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A skirt in a fun print can dress up any occasion! Let your skirt take center stage with a more muted, solid-colored top. Add interest with a cute collar. Don’t forget to accessorize, too. In this case, a glitzy necklace looks great tucked under a peter pan collar.

Knotted Top + Tube Dress

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Afraid to wear a tube dress or spaghetti straps to church?  Add a button-up shirt and tie it at the waist.  Ta-da! A perfect spring outfit.

Power Accessories

Polka dot socks n saddle shoe loafers

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Don’t ever let your personal style take a backseat, even on a religious holiday. Love polka-dot socks? Dark nails? Pair more daring accessories with a neutral, unfussy outfit, and it’ll work – especially if you toss in seasonally-appropriate pastels as an accent. (In this case, the blossoms in Jessica’s hair.)

Happy Easter!

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Is there another Latina celebrity you get your style inspiration from?  Let us know who, below!

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