iVillage Woman of the Week: January Jones

Each week we choose one woman who's done something to make us proud.

This week we're loving Mad Men sweetheart January Jones for delivering the world's best breakup revenge to a not-so-nice ex-boyfriend. And, it wasn't just any past love -- it was Ashton Kutcher.


Terry Richardson for GQ


A smoldering January, who plays '60s housewife Betty Draper, appears on this month's cover of GQ accompanied by a funny, charming and surprisingly revealing feature story. In the interview, which gets increasingly juicy as she downs six beers, January drops a gossip bomb, saying that her first L.A. boyfriend was not supportive of her acting career. "He was like, 'I don’t think you’re going to be good at this,'" she says. "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."

We can't help but fall in love with January's headstrong attitude and give her props for pursuing her dream -- even when her (extremely cute) man tried to stand in her way. And there's no doubt about it -- starring in a hit show and looking smoking hot in that leather jacket is the ultimate validation. Ashton who?

In addition to January's determination, the interview highlighted her sense of humor and down-to-earth approach to Hollywood. She shared a story about going to a costume party at the Playboy Mansion dressed as Michael Jackson, only to find that all the other girls were dressed in paint -- and nothing else. January may have felt a bit out of place, but we'll take a funny costume over a sexy one any day!

Tune in to AMC on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET to get your weekly dose of January and the other leading ladies of Mad Men.

Which female celeb are you loving this week? Chime in below!

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