Blake Lively on beauty, kids & more

by SheKnows
Aug 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Blake Lively is quite the striking figure, thanks to her height and blond hair. However, it makes her uncomfortable sometimes. "I feel like a tranny a lot of the time," she told Allure in 2011. "I don't know, I'm... large? They put me in 6-inch heels, and I tower over every man. I've got this long hair and lots of clothes and makeup on. I feel like a man sometimes."

1 /9: On her designer friends

1/9 :On her designer friends

Lively may not have a stylist, but she is able to call up designers like Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin for their opinion whenever she wants. "When I'm going to an event, I'll send Christian a picture of my outfit and say, 'What shoes do you think I should wear with this?'" she said. Jealous.

2 /9: On having kids

2/9 :On having kids

Ryan Reynolds better be ready: Lively also told Allure that she wants a bunch of little Ryans and Blakes running around. "I've always wanted a big family," Link text. "Oh, I'd love 30 [children] if I could."

3 /9: On her very few boyfriends

3/9 :On her very few boyfriends

Lively wasn't a prolific dater before Reynolds, though. She famously dated her Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Badgley, for several years — and she only had a few boyfriends before that. "I've had four boyfriends in my whole life. I've never been with anyone that's not a boyfriend. I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17," she told Elle in 2012.

4 /9: On "tranny" sons

4/9 :On "tranny" sons

The actress got herself into a bit of hot water in the same Elle interview, thanks to her comments about wanting "tranny" sons. "I hope to have a few girls one day. If not girls, they better be trannies," she told the magazine. "Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated."

5 /9: On styling herself

5/9 :On styling herself

Lively always looks flawless, but it's not thanks to a stylist. "My assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events. Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It's so much extra work!" she told Marie Claire.

6 /9: On her favorite place in the U.S.

6/9 :On her favorite place in the U.S.

"You know you could spend your life trying to uncover all the treasures in New Orleans and not even scratch the surface. It's such an amazing, amazing place," Lively told SheKnows while promoting her film, Green Lantern.

7 /9: On her love for cooking

7/9 :On her love for cooking

New Orleans also brought out her love for baking. "We were working a lot, but I still managed to bake an unbelievable amount of treats quite often and eat my way through New Orleans," she added to SheKnows.

8 /9: On shooting at the gun range

8/9 :On shooting at the gun range

Don't mess with Lively: She knows how to shoot a gun. "I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time. It was awful," Lively told Marie Claire of learning to shoot for Savages. "I asked myself, 'Why were these things ever invented?' But I did feel good that my first three shots were straight to the heart. It's good to know — don't mess with me in a gun battle."

9 /9: On her glowing skin

9/9 :On her glowing skin

She might have some seriously glowing skin, but it's not because she tries. "I eat cupcakes, and I don't work out!" Lively joked at the premiere of her 2012 film Savages. "But if you ask me in 10 years, I'm going to regret answering that way now... I don't even drink water. It's terrible!"