Cynthia Bailey is a model, reality television star, and mother of an 11-year-old daughter. Although she is challenged with numerous tasks, Bailey manages to accomplish all goals and look fabulous while doing it. When recently interviewed by Babble, Cynthia provided insight about her work ethic and gave a few tips to mothers trying to find a balance between work and play.


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On losing weight and returning to pre-pregnancy body.

“I feel like most of the models including myself had a certain pressure to get back into shape because of our jobs.  It’s a pressure that regular moms don’t have…I would tell moms to give themselves up to six months to lose the weight, although everyone is different.”

On working hard.

“I keep on telling myself that there’s a lot going on in my life right now, which is a good thing, and I’m working towards something.  I of course want to take advantage of it while I still try my best to make time for my husband and daughter.”

“Mom frump days.”

“I have my on and off days…For my job I have to glam it up, but on a regular basis I’m a simple, no make-up person as far as style.”

Beauty secrets for busy moms.

“Even if you can’t do it once a week, try at least once every two weeks or once a month to take care of yourself.  Go get a massage or a mani/pedi before reaching a breaking point.”

On competing with other moms.

“I don’t do that with myself or with my daughter Noelle.  I already have enough competition with modeling and being on a reality television show that I don’t need to compete with the moms in school.”

Traveling with kids.

“I try to take my daughter as often as I can even though I have a busy, hectic schedule as does her father, who is an actor.”



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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