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Jessica Alba For Elle Magazine March 2009

Jessica Alba Wants to Be a Celebrity We Can Relate To

Jessica Alba made us laugh this weekend on the Post Super Bowl Office but she got down to business and showed her emotions for Elle. As the March cover girl, the actress talks about her family, her looks, and how she lost the baby weight so quickly. Here are highlights:

  • On giving birth: "Contractions aren’t that bad. If you’ve ever had bad cramps? That’s what they’re like. But that moment when they put the baby on your chest – that’s deep. It’s a deep experience."
  • On snapping back into shape so quickly after giving birth: "I did it for the Campari job. [The workouts] were horrible. I cried. And I haven’t worked out since."
  • On having an exotic look: "Anyone who’s part of pop culture is going to be sensationalized and spun into something, some one-liner. Also, there aren’t many other stars, besides Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez, who most people in the world can relate to. We look like people of the world – I can kind of mix in with girls in Asia, South America, Europe."

To see what else Jessica had to say about Cash and being away from Honor, just

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  • On separation anxiety: This is the first time I’ve been away from her. It’s been six days. It sucks; it’s the worst thing ever. But we Skype, so I can see her on video. The worst is when you can see her little chubby hands grab the screen, and I’m not there. [She pauses, her eyes welling up, then laughs as she wipes the tears away.] That’s a new thing – I never cried before. Just being a mother is making me a big, weepy mess."
  • On fashion: "I’ve always loved beautiful clothes, but I’m not very hip to the coolest, newest, most fashionable thing. I’ve always liked mixing casual things with nice, beautiful pieces – mixing masculine and feminine. I just didn’t always know how to do it. As a kid, I bought random, thrift store stuff and hoped that it worked. Sometimes it didn’t."
  • On her husband having a say in what she wears: "Whether I’m dressed as a boy or wearing a gown, he’s pretty cool about it all. He doesn’t want to change me. He’s always like, “Okay, whatever makes you happy."

Sounds like Jessica has it all these days, and while she claims to have stopped working out, she still looks as gorgeous as ever in her latest photo spread.

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