21 Questions With… Whitney Port

Whitney Port

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Whitney Port has come a long way since her days on The Hills. Like her former reality TV co-star Lauren Conrad, she’s not only married (to her former The City producer!) and expecting her first child this year, but she’s built a veritable lifestyle empire that includes a popular blog, social media profile and fashion line. We spoke to the soon-to-be first-time mom and asked her our quickfire questions.

  1. My morning routine is… wake up, lie in bed a little with my husband, wash face, brush teeth, make coffee and breakfast, work out!
  2. My go-to beauty products are… Caudalie foaming face wash, Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer, Lanolips Rose Hand Cream and It’s a 10 leave-in conditioner.
  3. I’m dying to splurge on… a massage every week!
  4. My most memorable wedding memory is… reciting our vows to each other.
  5. The career moment I still can’t get over is… being on the cover of Rolling Stone.
  6. My fitness routine consists of… one regular Pilates class, one prenatal Pilates class, a hike and a strength-training session with a trainer.
  7. When I look back at my reality TV days, I think… I’m so glad I took the risk and went for it! It was such an amazing platform for me to continue to do what I love so much.
  8. If you looked in my fridge you’d find… strawberries, nectarines, chocolate milk, tangerine juice, whole milk yogurt, coconut water, Parmesan chunks, carrots.
  9. One thing I’d tell my 20-year-old self is… be in the moment and keep a journal.
  10. The best part about being pregnant is… realizing the power we women have to produce such a miracle.
  11. My favorite beauty trick is… cleaning my makeup brushes and sponges with Dawn Dish Soap*. Wet your dirty brush with lukewarm water and dip into the dish soap. Brush back and forth to absorb the soap and work up a lather. Then gently rub the brush under water and repeat until the water runs clean and suds are gone. Gently squeeze out excess water, reshape and lay flat to dry.
  12. My best tip for looking good in front of the camera is… get enough sleep the night before and not too much salt, either.
  13. I deal with insecurities by… working out and venting to my best friends.
  14. If my days had one extra hour I’d… meditate.
  15. The best place I’ve ever traveled is… Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri with my family.
  16. The one clothing item I can’t live without is… right now my soft denim overalls from Aritzia.
  17. The last thing I googled… images of my husband and me together throughout the years!
  18. My guilty pleasure is… an extra massage when I get a pedicure.
  19. The best piece of advice I ever got was… time really does heal so much and there is no way out but through.
  20. My biggest pet peeve is… loud chewers!
  21. One thing I wish people knew about me is… I am a great baker! This is one of my favorite recipes.

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