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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gagirl on

No Hollis, Beyonce is NOT an actress. I don’t care how many movies she’s been in; she couldn’t act in any of them! She’s the worst! I’m mad Jessica even mentioned her. Anyway, back to the subject….Jessica is pretty and is expressing the same insecurities many of us have. It just goes to show that celebrities are no different; they just have makeup artists and airbrushes to make them look like that. And for those of you who are commenting on Sarah’s immature statement look at the obvious. She’s a 20 yr old who just became a mother….

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Jen on

Sorry but yeah, breastfeeding does contribute. Pregnancy alone will do it and breastfeeding will make it worse, because it just prolongs everything (skin is stretched longer, more tissue present for longer, etc.)
I think if you ask women who formula feed vs those who have breastfed, you’ll find it to be true.

Jen on

Oh and KH, I breastfed for well over a year with my first child, so I don’t see it as a negative, just a side effect.

And I am seriously wondering if people are actually reading her words. Again, she calls her BREASTS SAGGY, not anything else!

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lra on

It doesn’t sound like she’s more comfortable with her body if she’s comparing herself to other women and paying so much attention to her flaws.

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High Hopes on

i always adore her, cz she is a one of the lots of celebrities who looks fantastic and classy in any outfits. And u can see that that her beutie it is something neutrial and given – not artificial. The interview is just showes how normal she is as a person too. Not consider myself as a fanatic but u r gorgeous baby. Cheers!

Megan on

On the Beyonce topic, whether she is a good actress or not, she is still an actress, which is what Jessica refers to her as. There are lots of bad actresses out there, but they’re still called actresses.

I think Jessica looks great and just recognizes that she has flaws, and that it’s not natural to go around trying to fix them all.

vet on

I agree with Suzy. I don’t think you should believe everything she says. This is the same person that said she wouldn’t do nude scenes.

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