Jessica Alba: A Role Model of Beauty, From the Inside Out
August 22, 2006

She's already a role model to millions of teenaged girls.

But while many adolescent girls may look up to Jessica Alba because of her drop-dead gorgeous looks, a lucky group of them had a dream come true when they got to hang out with the down to earth star in person.

The striking star hosted the retreat in LA, which aims to empowering and improving the self-image of teenage girls.

"It's not about being skinny by any means.  It's about being healthy, loving yourself. It's about being proud of who you are and proud of how God put you together," Jessica said.

The private party, held in Beverly Hills, was organized by actress Valerie Rae Miller, Jessica's former "Dark Angel" co-star and founder of the website.

"It's so empowering to know that what you are is more than alright," Valerie said.

Jessica also let us in on a little breaking news about breaking a tooth on the set of her latest movie.

And believe it or not, the accident happened as the Hollywood beauty was shooting love scenes with Dane Cook for the new romantic comedy "Good Luck, Chuck."

"We were smashing our face together," Jessica confessed, adding, "It's not the slowest, most romantic of love scenes."

A bevy of other beautiful starlets joined the image-awareness retreat, including Molly Sims and Sanaa Lathan. 

And Ms. Sims spilled secrets to us about her impending TV wedding on the new season of "Las Vegas."

"She might not go through with who she was planning to marry…" Molly said with a wink.  

Actress Sanaa Lathan was also breaking news to "Extra," revealing she'll begin a 12 episode stint on FX's hit show "Nip-Tuck." Lathan will play the wife of a 75-year-old billionaire played by the legendary Larry Hagman.

"He's actually so funny and charming and has so much energy," Sanaa raved.


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