Actress Jessica Alba stuns on the cover of Self magazine’s September 2012 issue, celebrating the 5th Annual Women Doing Good Awards. In an accompanying interview, the 31-year-old mama of Honor, 4, and 1-year-old Haven speaks about the reasons behind starting her own environmentally conscious company, her work out routines and how she really feels about jumping from the Hollywood limelight into the world of business.
On why she started The Honest Company: “I found my daughter Honor sitting in her crib, eating these tiny beads from the inside of her diaper. They were all over her face. It was a moment of terror.”
On going from Hollywood to the business world: “It’s awesome—it really does feel like this is my third baby. It’s a deep passion of mine and I spend all my time at the office. I think it’s a nice balance to Hollywood because it’s so free and it’s so creative and so much of what you do is in someone else’s hands, essentially and this is something that I could actually control and I could see something from the beginning to the end and there’s something really wonderful and fulfilling about that. Especially when it was so hard to get it going for so long. For it to actually be here and exist is pretty cool.”
On her workout routine: “Bubble butts, like my dad and I have, run in my family! To tone up, I do jump lunges and squat jumps. They make me want to vomit, but they’re the best for getting my legs in shape.”