Fast & Furious’ Jordana Brewster

This week marks the release of the seventh installment of movie phenomenon Fast And Furious. There was no better time to sit down with the series’ cover girl – the beautiful Jordana Brewster – for a little C & C; cars and culture. Turns out the actress loves anything with truffle oil, and finds going gluten-free overrated…is it woman crush Wednesday yet?

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From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

For breakfast, four shots of espresso over ice from Starbucks, and a homemade healthy breakfast sandwich consisting of a Thomas English Muffin, a slice of turkey bacon, egg whites, tomato and avocado.

For lunch, the chopped salad from La Scala or a Barney’s Beach Body Salad (Grilled chicken, beets, avocado) with a side of curly fries.

For dinner, Craig’s Tito’s vodka martini and chocolate pizza.

What are your morning and nightly beauty routines?

Once or twice a week I use a facial scrub, and I make sure to take off my makeup every night. I drink a ton of water every day, and if I wake up with puffy eyes, I wear a disposable eye mask for a couple of minutes.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

I drink a ton of water, I try really hard to limit sugar, and I eat lots of vegetables. I also sweat every day by running, lifting weights or doing circuit training. I practice meditation twice a day, which helps to calm me down and keep perspective.

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A beauty mainstay that hasn’t changed since your teen years…

Baby oil; it works like a charm to get eye makeup off with no raccoon eyes.

A few quick go-to recipes on a week you want to keep it healthy…

1. Healthier pancakes: Oats, egg whites, fruit and honey (Mix them all in a pan in the shape of a pancake and voila!)

2. Healthier pizza: Tomato sauce, low fat cheese, Yves pepperoni, basil and oregano on a high fiber tortilla.

3. A stir fry with quinoa, egg, hummus and any vegetable that is in the fridge.

Any morning rituals? What are they?

I love walking to Starbucks with my son Julian and my husband Andrew. It makes my day to see him screaming with joy at the school buses picking the kids up.

What are your vices?

Sugar, frozen yogurt, and sugar…

Three beauty products you can’t live without…

Mascara, tweezers, Lucas Papaw ointment because my lips are always dry.

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A few tips on sprucing/shaping up with only seventy-two hours until a black tie event…

I cut back on artificial sweeteners, sodium and alcohol, as all three bloat me.

Have you ever had to shape up for a role? What was your routine?

I like maintaining a healthy weight so that I don’t have to freak out right before a shoot or film. That said…interval training does the trick in a pinch.

Where do you love to travel? What won’t you travel without?

Brazil. I lived in Rio for four years and have family there. The people are so open and warm and have less hang-ups. I also love warm climates, especially humidity. Put me on the beach with a caipirinha and I’m a happy girl.

What’s always in your bag?

At least two pairs of glasses (prescription for driving), sunglasses, Newman’s mints, Naty wipes for Julian, wallet, keys, and a water bottle.

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Oddest thing ever tweeted at you…

Someone keeps asking me about a specific pair of Jack Purcell sneakers that I’ve worn in the past…

What ingredient do you love? Which do you consider overrated? 

I love truffle oil, and I think anything gluten-free is overrated.

If you could host a dinner party with any five people, living or dead, who would be there?

Virginia Woolf, Carl Jung, Katharine Hepburn, my college roommate Deborah Friedell, and Homer.

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*Jordana Brewster, photographed at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles, CA by Danielle Kosann. Hair and makeup by Vensette. Jordana wears a Tory Burch top, H&M jeans and Soludos espadrilles

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