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Ashley Benson: “I was just told I was too fat for a part. I’m a size 2!”

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On being told she was too fat:

“I was just told I was too fat for a part. I’m a size 2! I cried for 30 minutes, but then you have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder. A lot of people in this industry hear they need to lose weight more times than they should. It does make you stronger, though. Because if you let that affect you, you can’t be in this industry—you’d go crazy.”

On how she hates being Photoshopped:

“I saw photos from a shoot of myself just the other day and thought, What the hell? That doesn’t even look like me! I was so disappointed. I hate to think that girls are like, ‘She’s so skinny! Her skin is so perfect!’ I have pimples just like they do.”

… says 26 year-old Ashley.

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Hannah
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Hannah

It’s crazy how many stories there are just like this.

chorus
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chorus

Yes, crazy. I know how the Hollywood PR machine works- 90 percent of the stories these actresses share are pure fiction.

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martasara12

i like her, she seems very down to earth; unfortunately she is not really photogenic, because here she looks cute and that’s all but on film she is a beauty!

HB
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Then tone up or try out for a different part.

Hate to say it, but casting directors know exactly which look they want, and they won’t take anything else, no matter how talented you are.

Ashley Benson is very pretty and I think she was really funny on PLL for the seasons I saw.

I know people get tired of hearing about stars complaining photoshop, but people need to hear it.

lia
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OK, but they don’t need to tell it to someone’s face. Also, I am of the belief that actors and actresses should at least somewhat reflect “ordinary people,” so maybe casting directors should realign their standards to fit reality.

A
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“if you let that affect you, you can’t be in this industry” – crying for 30 minutes doesn’t sound like it didn’t affect her though.
I can’t think of many roles she’d be too big for, except maybe a cancer patient or an anorexic model. She has a nice body and a very pretty face, IMO, and looks even better in motion than she does in photos.

Deborah G.
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Deborah G.

I have trouble believing this story but it could be true. Anyway, I find her to be absolutely stunning but I’ve never seen her act.

Roxy
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Roxy

She looks like a prettier Olsen twin but she doesn’t look like a size 2. Not that she’s big or chubby, she has a nice figure.

lc
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LOL, she is *definitely* not a size 2.

Roxy
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Roxy

Haha, I just typed above you that she looks a bit bigger than a 2. It’s like AmyS and her “I’m a 6” nonsense. Remember Jennifer Love Hewitt and those awful bikini pics and she claimed to be a 2? Why do they lie about the obvious? I guess they want sympathy and attention?

lc
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Exactly lol.

OfCourseTheyreReal
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OfCourseTheyreReal

A size 00 is small. A size 2 on a short chick just looks healthy.

Demi
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Demi

She’s slim but I also don’t think she’s a size 2. Size 4 would be more accurate. I saw pictures of her next to other women and she’s not THAT petite, just short and slim, not skinny.

a
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she might be, she’s pretty short. I’m a size 2 but I’m in noooo way a skinny girl. I’m pretty average, have little “lumps”, but I’m just built with a smaller waist and stuff.
But ya, she’s not a size 2 in the sense that’s she’s model thin.

lc
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Idk, I’ve seen her bikini pics, her midsection/waist/hips looks too wide. Even if she were thin enough, it’d be pretty hard to believe.

anna
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anna

She’s listed as 5’3″ which means she’s probably even an inch shorter than that. For someone 5’7″, yeah a size 2 would not be plausible. For 5’2″, it absolutely is … why do people still fail to grasp that HEIGHT MATTERS… there are short people lol! And it completely affects the way their proportions look in pictures!

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Leighton

Yeah, you are right. But she does look way taller. I mean, I would think she is 5’8 like me. And not 5’3 which is similar to Lucy.

If you see Lucy you can tell she is a short person. Not with Benson though.

I think that’s why most of us had (well still have) a hard time rapping our mind around the size 2.

Idk guessing a short persons size, who doesn’t look short, is hard. Haha.

anna
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anna

It’s hard for those of you who aren’t short haha. I think everyone tends to think of the person they see in a picture as the same height as they are and that’s why they get confused. For example someone said on here the other day that VS models probably have 28-30 bra band sizes, and they are skinny, but they are also TALL, so while that would be expected from a short to average height person, I find it unlikely for someone 5’9″ to have that band size…

Guest

She could be a vanity-sized size 2 though. In some stores I wear a size 0 and I certainly don’t consider myself that size, nor should I be in it if sizing was true (I’m 5’4″ and 115 lbs). But I could honestly say it when I’m wearing my jeans from White House Black Market.

lc
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Lol, yeah it’d have to be vanity sizing…I’m not convinced, and I know she’s short.

a
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she’s gorgeous to me and has a great bod but….could we please stop saying “but im a size 1 or 2 or 0” as if it’s an indication that your skinny. When snooki said she was 100 pounds, as if thats a huge deal for someone ehr size i’m like stop. Ashley, a size 2 for your height is perfectly normal, just normal. not thin and def not fat

Jacquelyn<3
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Jacquelyn<3

I know right? Lol Snooki is literally like 4’8 so that’s not skinny at all. I hear a lot of shorter women doing this. If you’re short in height your clothing size and weight should not correlate with someone who is average height or taller. You’re literally a smaller person

liese
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liese

but even if you’re short, a size 0 or 2 is on the thinner side. because most women, regardless of height, have b~~~~/hips/curves that fill out their figure, so your body shape plays a big role in what size you wear. hourglass and pears will usually wear a larger size pant than ruler shapes.

she doesn’t look size 2 to me, I would have guessed 4/6. unless we are talking vanity sizing.

OfCourseTheyreReal
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OfCourseTheyreReal

Curves are about shape, not level of fluff. An hourglass can come in any size at all.

A
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thank you!!!!!! candice is thin and so is gigi,but they’re curvy. look at pics where they have dresses on that are tight.

liese
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liese

Yep I know that – my point still stands.
For example, I’m fairly thin at 5’8, 118#,but I have an hourglass figure with wider hips, so I wear a bigger size than if I was ruler shaped and had narrower hips. Body shape, especially hip width influences size for women.

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Please enough with the I’m cute/fit/pretty/in shape because I am size (X). We all know that for the most part sizes mean nothing. They vary so much from maker to maker and also depend a lot on style, cut and fabric. Weight, yes the dreaded W word and height in terms of porportion to size are better determinants. She mentioned the size 2 so that everybody would agree with her since she thinks she is tiny and wants to be considered quite small. She really isn’t as tiny as she thinks she is. I think she is cute with a… Read more »
Jacquelyn<3
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Jacquelyn<3

Totally agree. I was on fb and on some page this commenter was like ewww that woman so fat! I’m skinny, I’m 5’2 and 120 lbs. And I told her she really wasn’t skinny at that height and weight, that that’s pretty average. She didn’t like that lol

liese
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liese

agree, women’s sizes vary so much store to store.
I wish they just used numbers like with men’s sizes! : )

jjj2
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jjj2
I she has lost a bit of weight through recent years, but even now I still don’t think she is a size 2. Unfortunately actors and actresses need to understand that a part is a part. You have to fit a part in order to play the character. If she was trying out for a ballerina role and didn’t get it because she is too large, that is just too bad. She doesn’t fit that part, she doesn’t have the body type. There are plenty of roles out there which you need a certain body size and type to meet,… Read more »
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Leighton

She looks so much taller than she is. Very nice proportions! And so, so beautiful.

But as much as I like her, I really don’t think she is a good actress. Yes, in comparison to some of her pll-mates *cough* Shay *cough*, she is quite amazing.

On a side note: her b❆❆bs look giant in that black dress. 😮 And that hair style isn’t working, color or cut? Idk.

Lifeisgood20131234
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Lifeisgood20131234

Yeah her acting isn’t good at all. She’s always playing herself.

liese
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liese

I think she is very pretty, but to me she looks older than 26…like early 30s.
she’s got great proportions, looks much taller than 5-3

Snugglepup
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Snugglepup
Yeah, but you’re not a size 2. Just like in modeling, they’re looking for something specific. Maybe the director did not want a curvy actress for the role, maybe it would’ve been unconvincing, idk. Honestly if she’s going to cry over sh*t like that, grow a thicker skin or leave the industry. I would want to hear another kind of story once in a while, when the actress/model in question just doesn’t give a f and doesn’t tell a sob story trying to seem relatable. What message does it send, really? No matter how hot you are, you’re going to… Read more »
anna
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anna

“It’s always the traditionally good looking people telling these stories.”

Because they’re not used to hearing it I think. Less conventionally attractive actors/actresses probably hear it allll the time, esp when starting out. the pretty boys and girls are surprised the first time they hear it. Sounds like Ashley is saying the same thing as you though, that she is growing a thicker skin because of it.

I’m also sure that there are thousands of times when actresses/models don’t give a f and don’t tell a sob story, we just don’t hear about it, obviously.

Jen
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Ashley has a pretty nice pair of breasts gotta say.

Guest

I agree with you about vanity sizing, but I don’t know that she is at a weight that she needs to “defend”

Lifeisgood20131234
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Lifeisgood20131234

The theme in Hollywood is that women will never be good enough. If they think you’re thin enough then they’ll say you aren’t pretty enough or you’re too old etc.

ShouldaWouldaCouldabeenVSangel
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ShouldaWouldaCouldabeenVSangel

A size 2? Right, in that case I’m the Queen of England

Sarah
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Sarah

Very likable, thumbs up to her. Although yeah it doesn’t seem she is a size 2 and she’s more beautiful on film like everyone said.

Mona Laura
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Mona Laura
size doesn’t mean that much. How much does she weigh? if she had like a BMI of 19 and she was then told she was too big for a role – now that would be upsetting! But I can understand if the casting director is looking for a very slender girl, that is simply what they are looking for! she has a beautiful figure of an average size – but its fair enough if thats not what they are looking for. This doesn’t seem as horrifying as some of those tini tiny models being told they are too fat to… Read more »
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