Girls to look up to: She named Gloria Steinem, Brigitte Bardot, and Lauren Hutton as her beauty icons
In a video for PeopleTV announcing her cover, Jennifer said getting the news that she’d been named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman once again — the first time was in 2004 — was a surprise.
‘I thought, “Oh my God”,’ she said. ‘There was sort of very excited, sort of teenager-y kind of moment of feeling very, very flattered.’
So how has she managed to look so gorgeous in the public eye for over two decades? Jen, whose own beauty icons include Gloria Steinem, Brigitte Bardot, and Lauren Hutton, said it’s all about taking good care of yourself.
‘Oh yes, I’ve got a healthy bag of vitamins I take three times a day, like Viviscal and your basic omegas and vitamin C. Good stuff,’ she said.
She also makes sure to exercise for about an hour six days a week, doing a spin-yoga class three days, weight-training three days, and cardio at home — and insists she feels most beautiful after ‘finishing a great workout’.
That’s nice! Jen said she was ‘very flattered’ to earn the тιтle and felt like a teenager being complimented
That’s a lot! She shared that she has a ‘healthy bag of vitamins’ that she takes three times a day
‘Because I’ve taken care of my body, my endorphins are going, my blood is pumping,’ she went on. ‘I’m taking care of the one body I have.’
Those endorphins mean she’s happy, too, which she says is important — feeling good on the inside leads to looking good on the outside.
‘Inner confidence. Peace. Kindness. Honesty. A life well-lived,’ she said, listing what she believes are the keys to beauty. ‘Taking on challenges and not feeling shame for things that haven’t gone the way you felt they should have. And not feeling like a failure or allowing people to critique your life and make you feel like you’ve failed at something. That’s just toxic noise.’
Though Friends fans would beg to differ, Jennifer insists she didn’t always look so amazing, or even feel so great about herself.
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‘When I was in my 20s, my face was almost a complete circle. So I really needed contouring,’ she said, adding that what was happening ‘before’ was ‘unfortunate’. But, she went on: ‘Now I’m slowly chiseling away, wishing I had that round face back.’
She’s also lost weight since an agent told her she was ‘too chubby’ at the start of her career, which she attributes to a ‘terrible’ diet of ‘milk shakes and French fries with gravy’.
‘I used to be such a little round thing,’ she said. These days, she tends to start her day with H๏τ lemon water, coffee, and a protein shake, before moving onto a salad for lunch and roasted chicken for dinner. She snacks on things like string cheese and hard-boiled eggs.
Even now, though, she has trouble accepting one area of her figure that’s always been a little rounder.