Jessica Alba Opens Up About Post-Pregnancy Body

Our August 2011 cover girl, Jessica Alba, announced via Twitter that she will be guest-editing Allure Magazine today.  The 30-year-old Mexican American actress, who also appears on the magazine’s August 2011 cover, spoke frankly about her body’s transformation after giving birth to daughter Honor Marie Warren.  “I can’t ever get down to the weight I was before I had Honor,” Alba said.  “The jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently.  It’s a miracle what happens, but you definitely are different afterwards.  Unless you’re Gisele [Bundchen].” 

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“There’s a science behind it all," said Alba about feeling sexy during and after pregnancy. "It’s not just to sell whatever you’re selling on a billboard or a magazine or a movie.”  

Alba, who is currently pregnant with her second child (due in August), also said she didn’t understand or appreciate her sexuality until she gave birth.  “I was quite shy with it.  It wasn’t something I embraced until I had my daughter,” she admits.  “I saw how incredible and amazing it is to be a woman and to be able to create a life.”

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