- Flushing, New York
- On ambition
- There's always something else I want to do. It's a big question: What are you going to do with the rest of your life?
- Wise words
- The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get a different result.
- What's made me stand out
- I always was a worker bee. I wasn't the best-looking girl in the business, but it is a business, and I treated it like one.
Which is not as hard as it may seem. "Raw food is everywhere," says Alt. "You can do 75 percent of your diet without a struggle. Start with carpaccio, tartare, sashimi. Seared foods. Almost all the dairy you eat has a raw cousin." Indeed, right in front of us in the sunny Peruvian sushi restaurant in Greenwich Village where we're eating, Alt has summoned a banquet of skewered cod, tuna ceviche and salmon sashimi—as light and flavorful a lunch as you could imagine.