“MILF” is such a crude term. If you don’t know what it stands for, we won’t dare print it here. But safe to say, in Hollywood, there are a lot of these — um, how do you put it? — sexy females who have bounced back beautifully from pregnancy.
For Mother’s Day 2013, we salute those who have been able to do it all — juggle careers and motherhood — likely with a little help from stylists, nutritionists, physical trainers, plastic surgeons and Photoshop. Still you can’t dispute the good genes at work. Let’s call them MILBs, Mothers I’d Like to Be.
Let’s see how some of have managed to keep their glow going:
Holly Madison: The onetime Girls Next Door star gave birth on March 5, but she’s already back in fighting shape, having shed 30 pounds.The five-foot-four pin-up told Life & Style she peaked at 150 during her pregnancy with daughter Rainbow. To get to her ideal (110) Madison relies on a 1,000-calorie a day provided by portion-controlled meal delivery plan, eDiets. Fast food will always be in the back of her mind on cheat days. Taco Bell, anyone?
Shakira: The Colombian superstar, who welcomed her first child Milan Pique Mebarak on Jan. 22, is taking mommyhood one day at a time. When it comes to getting those famous hips back into pre-baby shape, Shak said she’s still working on it. “I still have a long way to go. I still have a few pounds over to lose,” The Voice coach said. “I look decent.”
Isla Fisher: It’s hard to believe the tiny actress gained 70 pounds while pregnant with second daughter Elula, born August 2010. Due to morning sickness, Fisher couldn’t stomach much beside “supersize bowls of white pasta with loads of butter and cheese.” Yoga, hiking and breast feeding have helped, The Great Gatsby costar told Fitness. At least there wasn’t the kind of pressure to shed the pounds as in 2007 when shooting Confessions of a Shopaholic three months after giving birth to Olive, 5. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer hired a trainer for her.
Phaedra Parks: We have an idea of how The Real Housewives of Atlanta star (who gave birth to a second son Wednesday) is going to stay toned. Her DVD: Phine Body promises to give participants a “donkey booty” with an accent on lower body and core training. But Parks doesn’t have to do too much — she reportedly gained very little during gestation. “I just try to eat organic, healthy food ... a lot of small meals per day,” Parks told People. “If I want something, I try to eat it in moderation if it’s something that’s not good for me. I don’t really have any cravings.”
Molly Sims: The model-actress turns to Gwyneth Paltrow’s bestie — trainer/mom Tracy Anderson — to bring the pain after having son Brooks in June 2012. For Sims, it’s also key to feel the burn, literally, with sessions of Bikram yoga, conducted in a superheated room.
Kristin Cavallari: The reality star turned jewelry designer didn’t turn to junk while carrying son Camden, nine months. “I’ve always been a really healthy eater. I think when I got pregnant I took it up another notch,” she told UsWeekly. One vice Cavallari doesn’t have: alcohol, which she slams as “empty calories.”