Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Olivia Munn on the August 2015 Cover of Good Housekeeping Magazine

Olivia Munn flaunts her pineapple on the August 2015 cover of Good Housekeeping magazine. On the cover shot by Squire Fox, Olivia is wearing a cute floral halter mini dress accessorized with gold jewelry. Her look was topped off with a complimentary fuchsia lip and side parted tresses. 

In the issue, she talks the best advice her mother gave her, her best friends, working out, her love for mac 'n' cheese and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see more images. For more on her feature, visit GoodHousekeeping.com and pick up a copy on newsstands.

On the advice her mother gave her:
"The best advice my mother ever gave me was 'Never marry a guy and just become somebody's wife.' She went to college, and even though she got her degrees, she got married early and never really had the opportunity to find her identity. [She's a great mom], but she always wanted to do other things, and was never able to. So growing up, my mom always told my sisters and me that you have to be your own person and make a name for yourself. Never settle for being somebody else's something."

On her family having black belts:
"I'm the fourth of five children. All of us started karate at around age 5 and studied it until we were about 16 — and we weren't allowed to stop practicing until we had achieved black belts. The things that stayed with me the most from that training were the discipline not to give up when something feels too hard and the confidence that comes from knowing that if I keep working hard, I'll achieve my goal, even if it feels impossible."

On her best friends:
"With my anxiety, if I'm not in the mood to go out to dinner, I can't; I almost feel paralyzed. So I'm always impressed by how my friends take hits and keep going in life. Whatever profession they're in, no matter how stressed they are, they forge forward. My friend Cara thinks and acts like a guy. If you're ever having guy troubles, she can tell you what to do, and she's always right. My other girlfriend Brooke is always there for you, no matter what. Then there's Jessica; she and I are very similar. When I say, 'Want to come over to watch TV and sit around in misery?' she'll say, 'Yeah, I want to do that.' I really admire the ability in a friend to be there for somebody emotionally. That's a great quality."

On working out:
"I was going to a hypnotist to help me with my OCD and trichotillomania. One day I told him I didn't work out, and he said, 'What do you mean?' I replied, 'I don't know. I just kind of don't. I yo-yo.' He said, 'You have to! It's good for your anxiety and depression.' So during one of our sessions, he hypnotized me.

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