Actress-turned-entrepreneur Jessica Alba flaunts her figure in the June 2012 issue of Marie Claire. Alba opened up to the magazine about her former sex symbol status and her newfound confidence.
“I had a show [Fox's 'Dark Angel'] that premiered when I was 19. And right away, everyone formed a strong opinion about me because of the way I was marketed,” she explained. “I was supposed to be sexy, this tough action girl. That’s what people expected. I felt like I was being objectified, and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to be chic and elegant!
Alba admitted, though, that she’s grown into her beauty and learned to embrace it. “Now that I’m older, I’ve learned how to own it, but I’m still not very overt. There are some women who dress for men. I dress for myself. It took me some time to get here. Being a mom and feeling grown-up have helped. Now if I’m going to wear something short, it has to have a high neck or a little sci-fi toughness to it, an edge.”
Check out the rest of Jessica Alba’s photo shoot below.