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Elizabeth Banks Covers Allure’s June 2012 Issue

Elizabeth Banks graces the cover of Allure magazine’s June 2012 issue wearing a sequined Donna Karan gown. Inside, Elizabeth discusses having her son via gestational surrogate, her body, and out-earning her husband.


Elizabeth Banks Covers Allure's June 2012 IssueElizabeth Banks graces the cover of Allure magazine’s June 2012 issue wearing a sequined Donna Karan gown. Inside, Elizabeth discusses having her son via gestational surrogate, her body, and out-earning her husband.

On having her son, Felix, via gestational surrogate: “It’s essentially a test-tube baby—it’s just that the test tube is another woman. That you can grow a baby outside of yourself! It’s just amazing!”

On her body: “I thought I had chicken legs, and I thought, Oh, my boobies are too small. It was the era of Cindy Crawford and The Body—and I didn’t have that.”

On out-earning her husband: “Well, we’re the first generation to do it. And it’s very ingrained even in our DNA that men are hunter-gatherers who are meant to go off and provide. And that we are really meant to stay at home and have kids…. Let’s be honest. Men love a second income. It gets them their boat and their vacations. They want their wives to work.”

Also inside the June 2012 issue: a frizz-free hairstyle guide. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on May 22 or head to Allure.com.

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