Shakira Admits Losing the Baby Weight Was "Stressful," Flaunts Slim Figure in Leopard Blouse

"It's been a process full of challenges," the new mom says

By Alyssa Toomey Apr 23, 2013 8:56 PMTags
Shakira, 2013 NBC Summer Press TourAll Access Photo/Splash News

It certainly didn't look like Shakira had any trouble shedding the baby weight, but according to the stunning singer, she struggled just like any new mom.

Flaunting her sexy post-baby bod in a sheer leopard shirt, baby Milan's mama spoke with reporters in Pasadena, Calif., while promoting The Voice at NBCUniversal's press day.

"[Losing baby weight] is the only thing that's been stressful," the Voice coach explained. "I knew I had to come back here to do The Voice two months after I had delivered a baby. I didn't have my four months of maternity like every woman on earth has. I'm not trying to complain, but it's been a process full of challenges." 

We commend Shakira for her honesty! And the Colombian beauty admits she felt pressure to shed the post-baby pounds, finding it difficult to conform to the high Hollywood standard.

"I think that our mothers and grandmothers weren't under the pressure women of today are after delivering a baby," Gerard Piqué's other half continued. "My dad says there's nothing better than meat over the bones. So he likes my mom a little chubby. She was never under the pressure to have to get to her old weight—and she never did."

Although Shakira also said she's still "a few pounds over" (we're not sure where the weight is hiding!), the mother of one revealed she did Zumba until "almost the end" of her pregnancy, but she now devotes her time to working and caring for her son.

"Now with The Voice, I don't have time to exercise. And when I have a day off, I just want to be with Milan," she said.

Skip the gym, girl! You look great.