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January Jones in GQ on Ex Boyfriend Ashton Kutcher

Have You Ever Defied Expectations?

In the latest issue of GQ, the seriously sexy January Jones opens up about how she overcame the low expectations of an ex-boyfriend. Instead of believing in her, the ex (rumored to be Ashton Kutcher) told her that she might not be cut out for acting. January recounts:

"The guy I was dating when I first got to LA was not supportive of my acting. He was like, I don't think you're going to be good at this. So — f*ck you! He only has nice things to say now — if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can't do something, that's when I'm most motivated."

January sure did channel that motivation, as her powerful portrayal of Betty Draper has earned her much critical acclaim.

Have you ever defied expectations to show what you're really made of?

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, but truthfully, I don't do it deliberately. I'm just being me. Generally, I think people misread me. They have a certain impression of me (that's usually inaccurate), and I end up defying their expectations. This happens more often than not.
sugajen sugajen 7 years
I like your attitude! Girl Power!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Shes GORGEOUS! My ex told me that I wouldn't pass high school. I'm half way through my uni degree. Ho hum. I don't really believe in living up to other peoples expectations, only my own. If I know I can do it, I'll bloody well do it! :D
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Good statement, ridiculous picture.
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
Yep! Her statement really rang true to me, because this is when I am at my best as well. Something in my mind just says, "If you think I can't, I will DEFINITELY proove you wrong."
skigurl skigurl 7 years
reminds me of Whitney Houston's Tell Me No!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
As a woman of color, I do it every day. For all the ladies defying stereotypes and expectations, keep it going!! Do your thing!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
Yes, and YOU GO GIRL!
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