Eva's New Look: All About Being One of the "Housewives"

07/16/2008 at 05:00 AM ET

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The new hair cut, the slightly fuller figure. Eva Longoria Parker is citing her Desperate Housewives character needs as the reason for her new look. According to her personal rep, Eva is reflecting a change in her on-screen character Gabrielle — who goes from her usual sex kitten to an over-worked housewife with kids in season five. “She’s making herself look like that as her character has let herself go. Gabrielle has gained weight and cut her hair,” Liza Anderson tells PEOPLE of Longoria Parker’s character. “She’s a worn out mother with two kids.” Longoria Parker was pictured on a European vacation — notably on a yacht off the coast of Italty — looking minutely larger than normal, prompting the usual rounds of pregnancy rumors. Anderson chalked this slight gain to Gabrielle’s woes. “And even that was not enough. She’s also wearing butt pads and a stomach pad to play the part.” And did Longoria Parker enjoy the method-eating? “This is a lot of fun,” says Anderson, “but as an actress.”

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MELANIE on

I think Eva looks fabulous. She’s so tiny the new haircut just makes her look even more adorable.

Kim v on

Uh yeah, if that is their idea of “letting herself go”…? I don’t even know what to say to that.

pam on

i am a housewife and a mother of 2 kids, I weigh 110, I just got done walking on the treadmill and will be having a healthy breakfast soon, I don’t think alot of women let themselves go but it is hard raising a family and finding time to work out and make healthy food choices when your screaming child wants mcdonalds and your so tired and hungry you go for the burger and fries. I think Eva looks fine but I think she is pregnant, I seen her in several mags looking like she has a bump. Well it will come out soon. Love the hair.

Kat on

So, if you cut your hair because you want a change…that means you’re letting yourself go? Who decided that?

jen on

her hair is naturally short. She wears extensions. I met her in NYC a few months ago and she is not shy about admitting her hair is extensions.

grainne doherty on

i tink eva longoria looks gud anyway. she’s real pretty and has loads of style 2 boost. i really like her.

Buddy on

It’s really sad that is considered gaining weight and letting herself go. No wonder women are so jacked up with their self esteem.

Anna on

The hair and weight gain, not an attractive look at all!

Abby on

Yes, she’s gained a few pounds.So what. If I was getting paid what she makes on Desperate Housewives, I’d gain weight and shave my head if they ask me to! She’s still gorgeous.

mari on

She looks good either way. I think this is rather sophisticated and nice. Lets face it Eva is beautiful regardless of what she is wearing on her head or her body. I think gaining an ass will double her beauty and get all the BBs gasping.

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