‘Don’t com­pare me with oth­ers’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Amer­i­can ac­tor Jes­sica Alba (above) is tired of sto­ries pit­ting her against other fe­male celebs who have launched suc­cess­ful lifestyle com­pa­nies. The ac­tor’s achieve­ments are of­ten com­pared to those of

Gwyneth Pal­trow (inset), who launched her Goop lifestyle news­let­ter in 2008, re­ported Van­ity Fair mag­a­zine.

When asked how she feels when com­pared with the Os­car-win­ning ac­tor, Alba says, “I think it’s un­fair to lump ac­tresses to­gether. Peo­ple aren’t lump­ing (part-time brand lead­ers, restau­ra­teurs, de­sign­ers, and en­trepreneurs) Justin Tim­ber­lake and Ash­ton Kutcher to­gether.” They do other busi­nesses. I think it’s ex­pected that when you get suc­cess in one area, you’re sup­posed to evolve and try to do some­thing else, es­pe­cially in busi­ness, and es­pe­cially if you’re a man.”

Alba’s nat­u­ral lifestyle firm has been grow­ing ex­po­nen­tially since its launch in 2012, and was re­cently val­ued at USD 1.7 bil­lion (`11,074 crore).

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