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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French Canadian Chick on

It is very easy to see you’ll never have any work done when you are young and beautiful. Let’s see how she feels when she actually starts getting older. Nothing against wanting to age gracefully but on the other hand, other options are there and they don’t need to be drastic. A little bit done can look natural and go a long way.

enalunar on

Jessica Alba is so full of herself. So what you had a baby, so what your back side got big, so what! You’re not that hot and nor is your so called acting.

meridith on

Yup, many mothers pose for GQ. Stop complaining!

Stefanie on

Give me a break. I think Jessica Alba is a twit. Saggy…….really??? I have tons of friends who have had kids, along with myself, and I’ve seen saggy. She’s got to be kidding me. Trying gaining 40 lbs and not having a personal trainer or chef to help you lose it. I respect those women who put in the effort to lose the weight the old fashion way with hard work and discipline on thier own so much more than any celebrity with a trainer, chef, and nanny to watch the child while you’re doing it all.

KH on

@Jen, if you’ve been PREGNANT your boobs will probably sag after. Nursing isn’t a factor either way. Sorry to jump on you but I really hate that the myth that breastfeeding makes it worse keeps getting purpetuated.

P.S. We can’t exactly judge her “flaws” from a photo that is most certainly airbrushed.

skye on

saggy? oh yeah, ok. whatever.

sarah on

Ok, jessica. cry me a river. youre a “me” monster who is so obsessed with yourself; i hope your superficial ego mania doesn’t rub off on your innocent daughter.

Courtney on

Ms Alba should be thankful she got her first child from her first pregnancy. some major legendary stars haven’t been as blessed when it comes to pregnancy and child birth as her. Joanne Woodward and Sophia Loren both come to mind both having suffered through at least one nearly fatal miscarriage before they had their children but yet they kept trying. and both have children they adore and grandchildren. of course the two of them got to grieve for their losses in private something if Jessica went through she wouldn’t right if not for Joanne’s miscarriage she would’ve had three step children and two of her own by the time she was Jessica’s age+ an oscar for best actress which she gracefully accepted 6 weeks after her loss of which she’s never spoken about until her Autobiography comes out next spring. of course she was also married 50 years something Jessica and Cash won’t be married even half of because the values are different now a days.

Terry on

You still look GREAT Jessica!!! Always thought she was beautiful from the first time I seen her on Dark Angel in 2000. Still holding it down with that sexy look.

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