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Picture of Jessica Alba on the November Cover of GQ UK Wearing a White Bathing Suit

Jessica Alba Shows Off but Laments Her Post-Baby Body — Understandable or Stop Complaining?

Jessica Alba donned a white one-piece for the November cover of GQ UK. At the shoot in August, she modeled a bikini top and a variety of bathing suits, but in an accompanying article written by Piers Morgan, Jessica spoke about her discomfort with being a sex symbol. She went on to talk about her body after the birth of her daughter, Honor, and claimed she doesn't think she's among the prettiest actresses in Hollywood. Jessica said:

  • Jessica on being a sex symbol: "I don't get it. Every actress out there is more beautiful than me."
  • On being on the cover of men's magazines: "I've never been comfortable showing my body off like that. 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 . . . I wasn't even allowed to show my stomach in my house when I was growing up — my parents were very strict. But this is the business I'm in, and it's made me a lot of money, so I can't complain."
  • Jessica on her comfort with her body: "Way more comfortable, since I had a baby. I'm far less self-conscious now I have her to worry about."
  • How she views herself in the mirror: "There's something so amazing about having a child. My breasts are saggy, I've got cellulite, my hips are bigger, but I love it."

Her self-criticism might not change the minds of her die-hard fans, but tell us what do you think of her comments — are they understandable or should she stop complaining?

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