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Jessica Alba's bikini body sparks major fan debate

The star posed in an ab-baring two-piece for the cover of Women's Health

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Hannah Hargrave
Hannah HargraveUS Deputy Editor
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Jessica Alba recently bared her bikini body for the cover of Women's Health magazine, but many of her fans were fuming at the images. 

The mum-of-three, 39, posed in a white crop top and high-waisted knickers for the wellness publication and opened up about her quest to keep in shape. 

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But while she was praised for being real with her words, fans weren't happy with the amount of airbrushing they believed had taken place on the photos.  

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The comments section of the magazine’s Instagram post of Jessica was flooded with angry statements insisting they didn't need to photoshop her body and face. 

"What did you guys do to her face? She's beautiful without any retouching," wrote one follower, while a second said: "You have one of the most beautiful women as a cover model and you STILL STILL photoshop."

A third said: "Aren't we past photoshopping? @jessicaalba is fit and beautiful without cutting and pasting. Come on. We just survived 2020 and it’s ok to show a flaw here and there."

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Jessica's fans said she didn't need to be airbrushed 

Other fans loved the images though and called Jessica "beautiful" and "amazing inside and out".

In the interview, The Honest Company founder reflected on her body and how the past year has changed her outlook.

"I always thought, I need to sweat out my weight in water, I need to have muscle failure, I need to feel like I just ran a marathon. That's how hard I needed to work out.

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Jessica used to be insecure about her body 

But now she’s found a middle ground. "I've learned to mix it up," she said. "And not feel like a failure if I'm not, you know, killing myself."

Jessica also admitted the COVID-19 pandemic has made her less of a perfectionist and gave her the space to recognise what is important. 

"It's also reinforced that real joy comes from the moments when we're playing a game with the kids at dinner, or when Hayes [my son] wants to show us his latest trick on the scooter, or from our family walks. That's the stuff that truly matters," she added. 

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