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Jessica Alba Sees Her Post-Baby Body as 'Saggy'

10/06/2010 at 10:50 AM ET

Courtesy GQ

She’s regularly fêted as one of the world’s most beautiful actresses—but mother-of-one Jessica Alba still sees the flaws in her body. And she’s happy with it. Two years after giving birth to daughter Honor, the Machete star tells the U.K. edition of GQ that there is something “amazing” about having a child. “My breasts are saggy, I’ve got cellulite, my hips are bigger, but I love it,” she proudly says in the November issue. And the 29-year-old feels inferior to many of her fellow female stars in the beauty stakes. She name-checks other leading ladies like Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Garner and Beyoncé. “Every actress out there is more beautiful than me,” she tells the magazine. “All better looking than me. I’ve seen them without makeup, so I know.” The cover article comes complete with a swimsuit shoot that plays up her slender legs, and she says that having Honor has helped her confidence. She is “way more comfortable since I had a baby. I’m far less self-conscious now that I have her to worry about.” But the actress says she wasn’t always so happy to show off her body. “I used to have anxiety attacks before I did the photo shoots. I’d never worn high heels to even dresses before I did movies,” she says. And she vows not to succumb to that other product of the entertainment industry—cosmetic surgery. “I hate the idea of trying to freeze time. I believe in growing old as nature intended and, if the movie roles dry up as a result, then so be it.” — Simon Perry

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Kristina on

Jessica is the most amazing person. She is such a great role model for teenagers and all ages. I would have to say she is the most “real” actress out there. I am totally with her on the not trying to freeze time. Jessica you are more beautiful than any other actress out there. You go girl!

libby on

sarah – i love when people comment about how much they really don’t care about the article they just read and took the time to comment on. it’s hilarious!

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Irina on

@HOLLIS~
and beyonce sucked in all of those, just sayin…
as for Jessica, I can where she’s coming from~ although from the side it still looks like she’s flawless, im sure her body is not the same after having a baby…

liza on

nothing like a little b.s modesty, she sure looks like she feels she’s saggy and got cellulite, i do! at 40 and after 4 kids, and that is why i feel uncomfortable on the beach in a swimsuit , much less on the cover of a magazine showed around the world…weird sense of “inferiority”. but good answer for the botox and surgery stuff, hope she doesn’t change her opinion on that

noneyabiz on

How can she honestly say this? Is her self-esteem really that low or is she just looking for attention? She is obviously beautiful and in shape. I don’t know to what extent she is being airbrushed, but saggy boobs and cellulite? EVERY actress out there is more beautiful than you? Really Jessica? Pretty rediculous.

Yazmin on

If Jessica thinks she is saggy, obviously she hasn’t seen most of us moms. We r saggier. But I guess my work does not depend on me looking good and flawless! Loves what motherhood brings to everybody.

annoyed on

She never “complained” about being saggy.. she simply stated that she is saggy, and that she “loves it”.. learn to read and process information, people! and Sarah, I just had a baby at 22, and I am stretch-mark covered and saggy, and I took care of my body.. get over yourself.. I would rather have my “mommy body” than look FABULOUS and be self absorbed..

nicole on

saggy?! where? in her brain maybe..

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