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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


  • 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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ohbaby7 ohbaby7 8 years
Her cameo on The Office was NOT funny, I barely noticed she was there. I've never liked her, and now she's trying too hard!
vmruby vmruby 8 years
Well lucky her that her labor was nothing more than a case of bad cramps.Too bad I can't say the same. When is this idiot going to figure out that she's nothing special.She seriously needs to be slapped back down to earth.I don't relate in any way to delusional,self absorbed, shallow fools.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
She never cried before? Well she never smiled either. I never got her appeal nor got why so many men find her sooo sexy.
clew001 clew001 8 years
really? i didn't think her cameo on The Office was funny at all. You know what else isn't funny? When she speaks about being relatable, blogs about Sweden, or when she makes skanky movies but claims to not want to be known as just the "Hot" girl.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
What a vapid twit.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Jessica... I just had to say: just because your contractions were like bad cramps that does not mean every woman's contractions are like bad cramps. My bad cramps were a piece of cake compared to the contractions I had towards the end of labor. :oy: When will people realize that birth is a different experience for each person.
nguidjol nguidjol 8 years
"I can kind of mix in with girls in Asia, South America, Europe." What does that even mean? And about the girls in Africa, North America, Oceania she doesn't kind of mix in with those?
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
"I can kind of mix in with girls in Asia, South America, Europe." :ROTFL: What a joke!
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Jeez! What a hypocrite! And there's nothing "exotic" about her looks. She really needs to get over herself, she's not even that big of a star.
LaurAsh988 LaurAsh988 8 years
I'd also like to know why she is such a big star? Her acting skills don't impress me and she hasn't had a huge movie since when? The comic book movie she did...Sin City?
LaurAsh988 LaurAsh988 8 years
She doesn't have an exotic look. I guess if you don't have darker skin you don't look like anyone in the real world. What a joke.
letter2elise letter2elise 8 years
Bad Cramps?? Bwa hahahaha! Wow, just wow! Maybe she had an epidural. With my deliveries, I felt like I was going to DIE!
NYC0820 NYC0820 8 years
*Correction* Why does SHE want to be white?
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
she looks like the average Latina imo...and I doubt my contractions (when that day comes) will be mere "cramps"...sounds like your lower half is being ripped apart....ok, maybe no kids for meeee, lol
NYC0820 NYC0820 8 years
She's an actress people she can cry on command!! Too bad she can't admit to being Mexican....what does everybody want to be white?
missyd missyd 8 years
what an absolute MORON Period
carol1225k carol1225k 8 years
OMG I'm proud to be an American and i hate being mexican!!! hypocrite!!
cibele cibele 8 years
This girl spend so much time being unpleasant and now maybe she realized that almost everybody considers her an a$$. Now she's trying to win people back, she even tries to smile every now and then, look at that. It probably hurts her mouth muscles to try to smile.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
a slice of white bread is more exotic than this twit, when has the last time she had a hit movie.
junkies_la junkies_la 8 years
she never cried??? iits as if she's trying hard to impress people but it backfires!!!!!
solitaire solitaire 8 years
How many stupid things can one person say in an article? If I was Elle mag I'd be trashing that issue. She never cried before she had a baby? Ugh. She's making me cry buckets everytime she opens her mouth. Bitch, go away. Please.
sofi sofi 8 years
Seriously?? She has to stop talking out f her @ss! Workouts are horrible yet contractions aren't bad? I am so glad I don't relate to her!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years that's about all i can say about that one. it's funny how she was one of those celebs that we saw at the gym like every day before she was preggo and now she says that she doesn't go at all? interesting how that works out. in any event...i guess it's nice that she IS becoming more relatable now that she's a mom.
junkies_la junkies_la 8 years
exactly rouge noir every person is a person of the world wether your exotic or not! She's an air head.
junkies_la junkies_la 8 years
Oh Puh-lease! she did not nearly kill herself to lose weight for a calender!? Why can't she for once admit that she vain like every other vapid actor who sorely uses looks to break into the industry?
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