When Camila Alves first moved to the United States from Brazil when she was 15 years old, she couldn’t read, write or speak English. “I didn’t speak a word of English, zero, and I didn’t have a lot of money,” says Alves, 33, of her early teen years, before she became a model and long before meeting her husband-to-be, Matthew McConaughey.
Graduation season is well underway, as many colleges and universities across the country have already celebrated, and said farewell, to the class of 2015. No graduation ceremony would be complete without a commencement address, often done by a renowned guest.
This year a slew of famous faces were on hand to offer graduating seniors across the country real-world advice – some of it useful, some of it a little wacky.
Matthew McConaughey got personal while delivering the commencement speech at the University of Houston on Friday.
The Texas native revealed he defines himself by five things: fatherhood, being a good husband, health, career and friendships. “I want to keep all five in healthy shape,” he said. “If I don’t keep maintenance on them, one of them is going to get weak.”
Sharing the story of Jimmy Fallon’s audition for the short-lived ’90s sketch program The Dana Carvey show, Louis C.K. (who was the show’s head writer) did his best impression of a young, exuberant Fallon – and it was spot-on, down to the frantic, high-pitched way he speaks when he’s excited.