Jessica Alba is a true modern day heroine. Not just for her role in the Fantastic Four but because finally there is an actress in Hollywood willing to stand up and admit to liking her body just the way it is.

It is a rare thing when an actress actually admits that she likes her post baby body and revels in motherhood rather than trying to become a ‘sexy thin yummy mummy’ as quickly as possible again.

According to Jessica she loves her “saggy breasts and cellulite” that are a result of being pregnant with her daughter Honor, who is now 2 years old.

She admitted that while her body has changed shape since motherhood, she doesn’t mind because being a mother is such a wonderful thing.

“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,” she said

Talking with Britain’s GQ magazine, Jessica said “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 the house when I was growing up – my parents were very strict.”

Alba also maintains a strict no-nudity clause in her contract. She has said “I don’t do nudity. I just don’t. Maybe that makes me a bad actress. Maybe I won’t get hired in some things.”

In 2006 Jessica was involved in litigation against Playboy when they used an image of her, without her consent, for the front cover. She felt it gave the impression that the issue contained a ‘nude pictorial’ of her inside. The lawsuit was later dropped when Hugh Hefner apologised and made a large donation to her chosen charities.

Again earlier this year she spoke out against the perceived need to change your body shape and looks when she heard a 21 year old Chinese girl, Xiaoqing, was going to undergo plastic surgery to look like her in a bid to win back her boyfriend.

So if young girls are going to look to Hollywood celebrities for their role models it is nice to find one who enjoys being a woman and a mother.

Writer Helen Splarn. Editor Dr Ramesh Manocha
Source: GQ Magazine