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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ae on

I am sorry I realize everyone has personal issues with there figure, and I like Jessica . . .but seriously . . .saggy. She is a twig there is nothing to sag!!!

Suzy on

Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of measuring herself with her own standards of beauty against other celebrities, Jessica simply celebrated the unique and individual beauty of everyone? This entire article struck me as odd, like she was trying too hard to convince others of her acknowledgment of her own perceived flaws. The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

L.C. on

I think all she meant by the “saggy” comment was her breasts. While she still looks quite great in that area, I’m sure they are not quite what they were pre-baby, as is the case with most women. I admire her honesty.

Gia on

I am sure she see’s changes in her body like any women that has had a child. It’s just not the same. I give her props for embracing those changes instead of going under the knife or adopting because she is so vein. We will see. But you know she gets BOTOX!!!!!!!!!!

Ryry on

Sarah has serious competition issues.

Niki on

Saggy? Her? Ummm she must be investing in high quality Spanx then.

Crystal on

Oh please. Jessica is clearly another self absorbed celebrity. Saggy breasts, cellulite, hips are bigger, please Jessica you have none of that just an inflated ego!

Brandy on

I have to agree with Jessica. She is less attractive than any other actress out there and her whole entire being is a flaw.

Jen on

She says her BREASTS are saggy, not her entire body (and yes, I realize that she points out the cellulite and the larger hips than pre-pregnancy). I wonder sometimes if people read beyond the headlines before commenting.

But you know ladies, if you’ve been pregnant and you’ve breastfed, regardless of your age and fitness level, you’re going to have saggy breasts. It happens, they don’t “snap” back.

As for me, I know my breasts have nourished my daughter inside and outside of my baby, and couldn’t be prouder of my “saggy” breasts.

Elle on

LOL…Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce should not be on a list of “leading ladies”…haha!

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