Swanepoel appears on the cover of the March 2015 issue of Self magazine. She shares how she stays happy and healthy.
I’m up and on-set pretty early, usually by 5 a.m. I do a lot of swimwear, so for the best light, we try to get the sunrise and sunset. I’m an athlete, I use every single muscle, especially my core and arms, when I pose. It’s so important for me to feel strong.
Russell appears on the cover of the February 2015 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her TED talk, modelling, and politics.
I was just obsessed with politics. I guess my mom probably enhanced it when I asked her questions like, ‘Why are there homeless people?’ and she’d say, ‘Ronald Reagan.’
Lopez appears on the cover of Self. Lopez discusses her busy schedule, which includes being a mom, releasing two movies and working on her singing career.
I want to prove to everyone that I can do everything and be a superwoman. But I have to take time for myself.
Rhoda appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Self magazine. She talks about unhealthy food, working out, and going to the gym.
It’s crazy, I know. But going to the gym is my outlet. It’s the best place for me to clear my head and recharge. And it makes me feel better if I’m not having a good day.
Munn appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Self magazine. She talks about The Newsroom, kindergarten, and how she stays in shape.
I remember being in kindergarten and him telling me it was stupid to think I could even be an actress. He said it in a very factual way. He was like, ‘You’d have to be beautiful, smart and talented. And you’re not.’ I just thought, If somebody else can do it, why can’t I?
Smalls appears on the cover of the October 2014 issue of Self magazine. She talks about having scoliiosis and not drinking.
The lower half of my spine was inside out, I started crying. I couldn’t believe that was inside my body.
Sharapova appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her career and winning the French Open.
After I did a picture with the trophy, I got on the train [to London] with a friend, and we’re lugging our bags around, and I was, like, ‘Wait, I just won the French Open yesterday! Where are the butlers?’
Alba appears on the cover of the August 2014 issue of Self magazine. She talks about marriage frustrations, being in her 30’s, and food.
I have the same food philosophy for myself as I do for my kids. We eat mostly lean protein and fresh fruit and vegetables, nothing processed or from a box, if we can. For me, when I don’t eat a ton of carbs, I have more energy. But I’ll for sure have a piece of chocolate. I will mow through a bowl of guacamole. If I’m not going to have dessert, I’ll have a martini.
Goulding appears on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Self magazine. She talks about suffering from panic attacks, dating Dougie Poynter, and being a singer.
I always liked singing, but it never occurred to me that it could be a real job. So when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d say ‘I’m going to be an actress,’ in this fake posh accent that I’d learned from watching period dramas. I started playing guitar to impress a guy, but all of a sudden I was more engrossed in the guitar than the guy, and playing it became my everything. It was a big deal, because I started singing my own songs.
Kerr appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Self magazine. She talks about being happy, her mantra, and indulging.
When you indulge, enjoy every minute of it, because that’s the whole point! If you’re like, ‘Oh, I can’t have this, but I’m going to eat it anyway,’ how can you ever feel satisfied? Savor it and you won’t feel like you want more.
Shakira appears on the cover of the September 2013 issue of Self magazine. She talks about how she got her abs and how she stayed fit when she was pregnant.
I did Zumba throughout my pregnancy. That helped me not gain too much weight.
Mitchell appears on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Self magazine. Inside the magazine she talks about how she stays in shape and how she doesn’t do extreme diets.
I feel so good after a workout. Any time that you can be alone with yourself is really important.
Alba appears on the cover of the September 2012 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her workout routine, The Honest Company, and 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.
Lovato appears on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her X Factor co-judges, her perception of beauty, and being bipolar.
Finding out I had a real emotional disorder helped me put together the pieces of the puzzle. I remember being on my tour bus thinking, My life is so awesome right now, but I’m so depressed. Then, a few days later, I’d be on top of the world. It was really confusing. When I got diagnosed, my life made more sense.
Alba appears on the cover of the February 2010 issue of Self magazine. She talks about wanting to be a politician, how she blows off steam, and what she does on the internet.
I’ve bought 70 percent of my house off CraigsList! I’ve found so many things: couches, tables, lamps. I love the idea of recycling furniture and there being a history there.
Knowles appears on the cover of the June 2009 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her cheat food, her future, and her three strategies to stay motivated.
I look at it, and I’m like, OK, I have to stay in shape. I buy something too small and then say, ‘I have a reason! I need to wear these jeans or this hot dress!’[All it takes is to] do a fitting and see that my costume doesn’t fit anymore, I know I have to keep things in all the right places!”
Hudgens appears on the cover of the May 2009 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her favorite celebrities, favorite animals, and what her dad passed down to her.
I have really strong legs. I inherited them from my dad, who has tree stumps for legs, basically. I’ve got big calves that look good. When I wear heels, it looks like I’ve worked out my legs a lot, which is why I love them. I also have a big, big big toe. I call it my goat toe. I can climb anything.