With an extraordinary external beauty (she’s landed a coveted spot in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue 5 times) and an inner beauty to match (she’s an ambassador for Operation Smile), it should be no surprise that Molly Sims has landed on our Real Beauty list. Still not convinced? We’re pretty sure her acting chops (as seen on NBC’s Las Vegas) will push even the skeptics over the edge. Her talents, though, don’t end there. Rather, she also recently launched Grayce by Molly Sims, a gorgeous (and affordable) jewelry line and even popped the cork on the first bottles of Georges Duboeuf 2010 Beaujolais Nouveau just last night in NYC!

So, we sat down with Molly Sims and asked her to weigh in on Real Beauty.

What do you think makes someone beautiful?
Confidence and knowing who you are.

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When do you feel most beautiful?
I feel most beautiful when I’m in jeans and a t-shirt.

How do you deal with the pressure for body perfection in our culture?
I’ve learned to be comfortable in my own skin by tuning out all of the negative.

If you could give your younger self advice about beauty, what would it be?
Wear sun protection and moisturize your skin.

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What’s your one, can’t-live-without-it beauty product?
I cannot live without dry shampoo.

Who is your beauty role model?
My beauty role model is Christie Brinkley.

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