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Jessica Alba says she gives ‘zero f**ks’ what people think about her body

'I have three children. They've exploded my body, and I'm cool with it'

Jessica Alba has spoken out about how she used to feel "insecure" about her body, saying that now she gives "zero f**ks" what other people think of her.

In an essay published in InStyle on Tuesday, the actor recalled how she starred on her first cover for the magazine in 2007, at the age of 26.

During that period of her life, Alba explained that she was "still trying to figure out how to be in the public eye and have ownership" over her identity.

"Looking back, when I shot my first InStyle cover, I was insecure. I felt like I needed to be someone I wasn't in order to be accepted," the 38-year-old said.

"I allowed other people's ideas of who they thought I should be define me. Who am I now? I give zero f**ks. I have three children. They've exploded my body, and I'm cool with it."

In 2013, Alba shot her second cover for InStyle magazine, having at that point married film producer Cash Warren and given birth to their two elder daughters, Honor and Haven.

"For the first time in my life I was really embracing my womanhood," the L.A.'s Finest star said.

"I was in my early 30s, and it had taken up until then for me to feel confident in my body."

Alba added that at that point, she stopped allowing herself to feel objectified in the media "through a male's perspective".

"I can flaunt what I want, cover what I want, and still feel good," the actor stated.

In July 2018, Alba shot her third cover for the publication, seven months after giving birth to her son, Hayes.

The Sin City star said that had she taken part in the photo shoot during an earlier stage of her life, then she would have been "obsessed with dieting and exercising".

"But instead I thought, 'This is where I'm at. This is my life. And this is my body.'"

In 2012, Alba founded The Honest Company, a "wellness" company which manufactures natural beauty and baby products.

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The actor stated that it was "very ambitious for an actress who didn't go to college" to launch a company.

However, Alba believed she had the qualities needed to perform well as the head of an organisation.

"Here's the thing about good bosses: they enjoy managing all types of personalities and helping people develop professionally. I knew I had that in me," she said.

Last month, Alba opened up about her beauty regrets, admitting that she feels "irritated" by two tattoos she had inked when she was younger.

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