Gina Florio
September 02, 2016 6:53 pm
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There’s no shortage of Hollywood mom talk out there today. With the likes of Blake Lively and Mila Kunis ruling the red carpet and openly chatting about motherhood, it’s been great to see moms get so much airtime, but what they put out there isn’t always reality. Buzzfeed has proved with their latest project that real-life, everyday motherhood doesn’t always feel so sexy and polished. However, that doesn’t mean each and every mom out there isn’t a bombshell just waiting to explode.

In an experiment called “Moms Re-Create Iconic Magazine Covers,” Buzzfeed has given five amazing moms the chance to bring to life the sexiest, most memorable magazine covers of all time, which originally featured Giselle Bundchen, Demi Moore, Eva Mendes, Beyonce, and Salma Hayek.

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Many of these mothers admit that their makeup and beauty routine these days isn’t what it used to be, so getting pampered in this way was a real treat.

“The moment I entered the room and saw the makeup artist, photographer, and lights, I felt intimidated. I follow a lot of other moms on Instagram and they always look so put together and effortless. When I try to be ‘sexy,’ I end up smiling or doing something goofy because I feel awkward. I had no idea how I was going to pull this off.”

During the interview, the women also spoke frankly about what it’s like to see all these celebrity moms talk about “post-baby bodies” and see how quickly they bounce back to the body they had before.

“I do think they need to tell the truth. ‘I had a chef, I had a trainer. I, uh, got some of this fat sucked up out my body.'”

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“It piles on a lot of added pressure to get your body back as soon as you… deliver, basically”

One woman named Angel admitted it took her a really long time to be comfortable with how her body had changed after pregnancy. She’s finally at a place where she loves the fact that her thighs aren’t slender and her stomach isn’t flat. She feels “strong and powerful.” And you can tell when you look at her Beyonce-inspired photo shoot.

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Yolanda said, when she looked at herself for the first time after getting her makeover, “It was really one of those ‘Damn!’ moments.” She channeled Eva Mendes for her shoot.

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Ochi, who re-created Salma Hayek’s cover, had this to say:

“Seeing that sexiness come through was very interesting for me because I don’t see myself as sexy. That’s something that, you know, you do when you’ree younger and you don’t have kids… So it was kind of cool to let that side out.”

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Major kudos to Buzzfeed for making this happen. It’s so inspiring to see these gorgeous moms feel special and sexy, because that’s exactly what they are. See the full video and all the behind the scenes footage below.

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