By Thailan Pham
Updated October 25, 2010 12:00 PM


How has your life been touched by cancer?

My grandmother died of breast cancer, so when Evelyn [Lauder, senior corporate VP of the Estee Lauder companies] asked me to join her in her crusade, it was a cause very close to my heart.

What’s the one thing women need to know about breast cancer?

It’s so important to get the message out and tell every woman to see her doctor regularly. I have a mammogram screening every year.

How do you take care of yourself?

I realized that I’d got into a terrible habit of wolfing down my food-hardly chewing at all. I really try to chew now, and it’s made a massive difference to my digestion. As well as chewing, I’m trying not to eat so late at night.

Who is your beauty icon?

I love Elizabeth Taylor. For me she was the most glamorous and beautiful woman ever. She had the most perfect face.


Evelyn Lauder Lip Design Collection, $25;

The brand will donate $500,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation this year.