Ali Landry: You Won’t Catch Me on a Cover After Baby

05.07.2013 15:48

She’s appeared in her fair share of
magazines, but former model Ali Landry
won’t be caught on their covers showing
off her postpartum body after baby
“It’s frustrating for me when I see moms
in Hollywood on a magazine three months
after having a baby in a swimsuit. It’s
really just not realistic for most moms,”
Landry, 39, says in The Bump ‘s August
issue .
“For me, personally, it takes nine months
to put on that weight and it really takes
nine months to take it off.”
But while the mom-to-be — she’s due
with a baby boy in July — isn’t in a rush
to regain her famous figure, Landry is still
making an effort to maintain her sense of
style with her maternity fashions.
However, the commitment isn’t always so
easy — especially when sweats are staring
her in the face.
“Part of me wants to wake up in the
morning and throw on a big pair of pants
— probably my husband’s — and a
sweatshirt,” Landry shares. ”But when I
do that, I look in the mirror and I just
don’t feel good about myself. So I really
try to pull it all together — and I do feel
so much better.”
Before Landry and her husband Alejandro
Monteverde welcome their third child
together — the couple are already parents
to Estela , 6 next week, and Marcelo , 20
months — they are preparing for their
son by settling their family into a bigger
“We’re bursting at the seams! My kids,
Marcelo and Estela, are sharing a room
and I want all the children on the same
floor as me,” she says.
The fresh start is sure to trigger a certain
pregnancy symptom in the expectant
“I have a feeling the nesting is going to
come in when I’m packing and
unpacking,” she says. “Fortunately, I know
that this baby is a boy, and I’ve saved
everything from Marcelo, so I’ll be able to
reuse a lot of his things.”
As the family of four
plan to make the move
to their new house,
Landry admits there’s
someone else who’s not
quite ready for the new
addition to arrive:
soon-to-be big brother
“He wants to be with me all the time and
he’s very much still a baby,” she explains.
“When I’m around, he clings to me. I
might have to call in some of my expert
mommy friends to help navigate our way
through this.”
As for Estela, she is already envisioning
her hairy future with two baby brothers.
“We were at the doctor’s office and the
doctor said, ‘How do you like your little
brother?’ And she said, ‘He pulls my
hair,’” Landry says. “Then the doctor
asked, ‘So what do you think about
having a new brother?’ And she’s like, ‘I’m
going to be bald.’”
The future mom-of-three adds, “I think
she knows that double trouble is coming.”