Hannah Quinlivan reveals secret to fantastic post-baby body

18 November 2015 / 11 months 1 week ago

Tan Kee Yun
The New Paper
Nov 16, 2015

Looking at Taiwanese-Australian model Hannah Quinlivan’s svelte post-pregnancy figure in her latest series of photos, it is hard to believe that she just popped three months ago.

The 22-year-old wife of Taiwanese Mandopop superstar Jay Chou gave birth to their first child, a baby girl Hathaway, in July.

In the street photoshoot taken in Tokyo last month — Quinlivan was invited by Japanese online shopping site Rakuten to model for its new chic Autumn/ Winter collection — she flaunts her gorgeous, fantastic bod.

No mumsy vibes, no pudgy face, no stubborn bulge.

There is no secret to her weight loss, Quinlivan tells M in an e-mail interview.

“Actually, I did not deliberately lose any post-baby fat. During my pregnancy, I had very serious morning sickness, plus I had a bout of flu,” wrote Quinlivan in Chinese.

“That led to me not having much of an appetite throughout those (nine months), so I didn’t pile on the pounds.”

Her situation, however, is not ideal, she stressed.

“I’d advise all mums-to-be to eat the right, healthy food during their pregnancy. That’d be really beneficial for your baby,” said Quinlivan.

She was a lot more reticent on questions about her daughter, choosing to give vague replies without much detail.

Hathaway — “Jay and I came up with her name together” — is “an obedient, unfussy baby”, said Quinlivan.

“She wakes up for milk at night, drinks a little, then goes back to bed,” shared the young mum.

“Jay is a hands-on dad, he is pretty good at changing diapers.

“I think our parenthood challenges will set in when she’s slightly older. Maybe when she starts crawling.”

Quinlivan showed off her witty side when M asked her who Hathaway is more attached to — mummy or daddy.

“Of course it’s me, because our baby has to ‘Listen to Mother’s Words’,” she said, punning on Chou’s hit song.

And how about a second baby to keep Hathaway company? 

“We’d let nature takes its course, another baby boy or girl would be nice,” said Quinlivan.

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