Who won the coveted number one title for Fitness Magazine’s 2013 Best Bodies list? Actress Penelope Cruz, who gave birth to her second child five months ago.
In a surprising move, the 39-year-old Spanish star beat out fellow screen sirens Jennifer Lawrence (2nd place) and Sandra Bullock (3rd), who’ve received high praises this year for their sought-after curves.
E! is reporting Fitness Magazine selected Cruz for the top spot for having “popped back up on the red carpet in amazing shape just three months after giving birth in July.” Some may remember Cruz and husband, actor Javier Bardem, welcoming their baby girl on July 22nd though it went a little under the radar because .
It’s also been noted that Cruz reportedly got back into red carpet shape by “following a Mediterranean diet, dancing, and chasing after her kids after both pregnancies."
As for 23-year-old Lawrence, getting into “kick-ass Katniss shape,” wasn’t as much fun. The blonde pixie allegedly underwent “agility drills, sprint intervals, medicine ball exercises, and cardio on a stationary bike.” If you want to just as lean, we discovered the .
Let’s not also forget America’s other sweetheart. Back in 2000, Sandra Bullock told Marie Claire she follows a no-nonsense workout routine.
“I do Pilates, kickboxing, weight training and when I’m at home, run or ride a bike,” said the 49-year-old. “If I can work out every day I will.”
Perhaps that explains how she’s been skipping the aging process.
It’s also been stated that “Gravity” leading lady spends an hour a day, six days a week doing a mix of cardio and strength training.
Who else made the cut? Kerry Washington, Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, and of course, Christina Aguilera, who has .
Feeling guilty about suddenly stuffing that double chocolate cookie (or three)? Don’t feel too bad–one winner doesn't.
“During ‘Hunger Games,’ when I was eating ungodly amounts, I used to tell myself, ‘Stop eating, people are going to see this,’” said Lawrence to InStyle. “’This movie is going to be around forever.’”
“But nope!” she adds. “I was like, I still want candy and I still want a hot dog…Then ‘X-Men’ started and I thought, ‘Oh definitely, I’ll work out and diet.’ But nope. Not me!”
On second thought, maybe we're going to need another.