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When Jessica Alba appears in a skimpy bathing suit on the cover of November's British GQ, nobody's going to be looking for figure flaws. (It's not like they'd find any!) Still, Alba says she's never been comfortable showing off her body -- and that her figure has taken a turn for the worse since giving birth to daughter Honor Marie in 2008.
"I've never been comfortable showing my body off like that," Alba, 29, says of the sexy cover shoot. "I used to have anxiety attacks before I did the photo shoots. I'd never worn high heels or even dresses before I did movies... my parents were very strict."
When the interviewer -- who happened to be America's Got Talent judge and future Larry King replacement Piers Morgan -- asks Alba how she sees herself in the mirror, she rattles off a list of flaws. And yet, she says that the experience of having a child makes it all worth it.
"My breasts are saggy, I've got cellulite, my hips are bigger," reveals the Machete actress, "but I love it." She also says she's "far less self-conscious" since giving birth.
Alba's gripes about her body are rubbing some fans the wrong way. In a poll on the website PopSugar, over 800 fans have voted that the actress needs to "stop complaining." We understand where the eye-rolling is coming from; when someone who looks like Jessica Alba says things like, "Every actress out there is more beautiful than me," it seems more than a little disingenuous. Plus, after several hundred magazines say you're hot, don't you forfeit the right to complain about your looks? When an international sex symbol whines about cellulite, it's hard to sympathize.
And yet, Alba's not exactly complaining here, is she? She's basically saying that she's learned to embrace her post-baby body, saggy breasts and all. It's pretty brave for a celebrity who's constantly being scrutinized to point out her own imperfections. Honestly, it's kind of refreshing. Plus, it's reassuring to know that even someone as fit as Alba couldn't get her old body back after pregnancy. Whatever all those "post-pregnancy bikini body" stories may claim, very few of us can!
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