Alicia Estrada is clearly used to running the show: She's a fast talker with that direct, decisive manner common to people in charge. Which makes sense when you hear her story. The Stop Staring! founder-CEO grew up in hardscrabble Long Beach and dropped out of college before somehow transforming herself into one of the fashion world's biggest success stories. She did it on her own: Since she channeled her profits right back into the business, she didn't need investors. And from the way the company has grown, clearly, she didn't... More >>>
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Chelsea Peretti, one of the Angelenos featured in this year's People issue.