Penelope Cruz has the best body of the year, according to the folks at Fitness Magazine
The Volver star recently topped the list of best physiques. The 39-year-old actress had her second child with husband Javier Bardem back in July, though it wasn’t long before Cruz was back in full swing on the red carpet for the premiere of Ridley Scott’s The Counselor.
According to E! Online, Penelope Cruz managed to shed the baby weight by sticking to a Mediterranean diet and spending a lot of time dancing. Apparently, chasing around her kids also helped her lose those unwanted pounds. This diet and the exercise also helped her lose weight after her first pregnancy.
Of course, Cruz wasn’t the only famous Hollywood actress to top the Fitness Magazine list. Hollywood Take reports that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and American Hustle star Jennifer Lawrence was also selected by the publication this year.
Although the actress came under fire for her weight not too long ago, apparently the folks at Fitness think she looks fantastic just the way she is. During her chat with Elle magazine, Lawrence said that she wasn’t going to become yet another Hollywood cliche when it comes to losing weight.
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.’ That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong — not thin and underfed.”
Also joining Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lawrence on the Fitness Magazine list is Gravity star Sandra Bullock. In order to stay in tip-top shape, the award-winning actress employs a number of different exercise techniques. It’s no wonder she looks as good as she does.
So what’s Bullock’s secret to staying thin and in shape? The actress reportedly does “Pilates, kickboxing, weight lifting and running, or biking while traveling” in order to stay picture perfect. Apparently. all this exercise is working for The Heat star, as she’s number three on the publication’s annual list.
Rounding out the top five this year are Scandal star Kerry Washington, Scarlett Johansson, The Voice judge Christina Aguilera, and “Roar” singer Katy Perry.
Are you surprised that Penelope Cruz topped the Fitness Magazine Best Body of 2013 list? Who do you think has the best figure in Hollywood?