Though some people find Jennifer Aniston a bit boring, I still find myself on Team Jen. Sure we share the same birthday and I've always sort of loved Rachel more than Monica and Phoebe, but more than that, despite her apparent boring-ness, I'm really drawn to Jennifer Aniston.
And it's not even a pity thing over Brad, I just think she's got this sweet and wholesome vibe to here even when she's practically naked on the cover of GQ. She just feels like the girl next door who you want to be best friends with. Sure, she's not as exciting as others but there's something to love about her normal-ness. At least I do.
1. She knows who she is
“Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.”
I guess the reason why people think she's boring is because she isn't exactly the Queen of Reinvention. Maybe that's cause she's cool with who she is. Not to say that she hasn't changed over the years but Jen just stayed true to herself from the beginning and I wish I could be like that too.
2. She doesn't take fashion too seriously
"I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass."
Her style is never ground breaking or cutting edge. I always see her in more classic lines and timeless cuts. Though some may find it safe, I think she just likes wearing things that make her feel good and sticks to silhouettes that she's used to. Then again, with that body, she could wear anything and it would look good!
3. She doesn't think she's a sex symbol
"I don't know what it means to be a sex symbol. When I look myself on a magazine cover I don't see it as me, but as someone painted, fluffed, puffed and done up."
Even when she's half naked on magazine covers, somehow, I still find some wholesome-ness to it. Not that I don't think she's sexy, because she is (look at the body), but her attitude is less sultry and more sweet. Again, not that these are bad things. I actually appreciate the fact that she's not oozing sex appeal even when she's not trying.
4. She isn't desperate for relationships
“A relationship isn't going to make me survive. It's the cherry on top.”
We all know she and Brad had that very public break up only for him to move on to Angelina and though they all say that that wasn't the cause of their break up, you still have to give it to her for how she handled herself after the break-up. I don't know how she survived the media hellstorm that was Mr. and Mrs. Smith press tour but I look up to her. And still isn't afraid to fall in love now. I hope she does find who she's meant to be with.
5. She's Open to what the world has to offer
“I always say don't make plans, make options.”
Woman is a fighter. She's been on tabloid covers and the paparazzi were just eating her up when things were rough for her, but she didn't let things get her down. Instead she kept her chin up and kept on living. And really if you can survive a horrible Hollywood divorce, I say you can hack anything. Definitely my idol for getting through that and becoming an even better Jennifer afterwards.
On how her life has changed
"When someone follows you all the way to the shop and watches you buy toilet roll, you know your life has changed."
On wanting to do more
"I'm just waiting for the right thing. I'm at a place where I feel I can breathe and make some choices that creatively stimulate me. I love acting, but I don't know if that's always going to be it."
On listening to her heart
“Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do.”
On Loving and Hurting
"The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.”
On Good and Bad Guys
“Woman should stop going for the bad guys, stop looking so far when the good ones are right there.”