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Ashley Benson: “You have to be skin and bones or you’re not getting it”

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On being told to lose weight:

I get told all the time to lose weight. I got that a month ago. It’s just weird. With my stuff recently, it’s been, ‘You have to be skin and bones or you’re not getting it.’ It’s come up a few times in the last few years, like, ‘You’re too fat for this.’ And I’m just sitting here like, ‘Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?’ But I feel good. I don’t want to lose 20 pounds, because I don’t need to…There was a point where it was getting to where a size 2 was great. I’m a size 2, but I think that a size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy.

… says 26 year-old Ashley.

See more from her Health Magazine spread inside!

 

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Deborah G.
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Deborah G.

She seems to be doing fine without having to lose weight for roles. If it were me though, I would just lose the weight (within reason).

Hannah
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Hannah

I think the point was that it’s not within reason. And really, why should anyone have to lose weight for a role? Will it really improve the storyline that much in most cases? It’s almost always about maintaining an unrealistic standard (which brings in $$).

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

I love her… But all sizes are not healthy

A
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A

So true, I wish people would stop saying that! There are obvious sizes that are not healthy. And people don not give that bull crap that “you can’t tell someones health by the outside”, because if I see Tess Holiday I know for a fact she probably is going to need a sleep apnea machine or heart surgery.

Leah
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Leah

maybe it’s just nitpicking, but she did say “all these sizes are healthy”, maybe referring to sizes 2 and 4 (which are both totally reasonable, considering her height)? at least that’s how i read it. in general i agree, though. the human body wasn’t built to be obese

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

Yeah i guess that’s what she meant.. Just confused me with the all of these.. I’m not mad at her though. I think she’s adorb

Tiffany
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Tiffany

She looks much older than 26 to me….

A
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A

I don’t beleive her to be honest. I think most of these girls say this, and while there may be people telling her this, I’d counter with the fact that a majority of actresses I see aren;t that thing. Most of them look fine, Jennifer Lawrence isnt that thin, that 50 shades chick. Name a movie and honestly, they prob look “normal”

Jacquelyn<3
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Jacquelyn<3

Agreed. Maybe thin, but not skin and bones. Speaking of adult actresses, btw. I think many teen actresses look prepubescent

leo
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leo

Really, I thought the opposite. I look back at phots of me or frineds who everyone always said look really grown for ages (and I guess we did i ncomparison to thers) but we still look like teens. I dont know, personally, real life teens are reall y creepy looking in my opinion

ar
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ar

Exactly, real life teenagers look like teenagers, like they clearly have some physical growing up to do. There’s a juvenile look to them. Hollywood uses 25+ year Olds to play the role of 16 year Olds, so maybe that’s why Jacquelyn said that they look prepubescent.

ar
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ar

Exactly, real life teenagers look like teenagers, like they clearly have some physical growing up to do. There’s a juvenile look to them. Hollywood uses 25+ year Olds to play the role of 16 year Olds, so maybe that’s why Jacquelyn said that they look prepubescent.

skkq
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skkq

Except size doesn’t determine health. It’s great that she’s not letting the pressure get to her, but she doesn’t seem very educated on health. I always thought she was pretty though, and she herself looks healthy.

HB
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HB

If she wants to keep getting high school roles, she’ll need to lose weight. But otherwise she looks good.

chris
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chris

This is utter bs, all the actresses are claiming this now. Smells like PR to me, I can smell it from a hundred miles away. You can always tell.

lc
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lc

Haha, she is DEF. not a size 2. Not a real one, anyway. And lol, she doesn’t get skipped over for parts because of her size. Lots of curvy or whatever actresses get big roles, look at Jennifer Lawrence. She just isn’t a great actress, like it or not.

DaniH
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DaniH

hahah! My first thoughts was she isn’t a size 2. I’m a 4 all day long and thinner than she is. Everyone says they’re a size 2, it’s the “in” thing.

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

Yeah I’m 5’9 and 118 lbs (according to my dr yesterday) and while i love her and think she’s adorable she’s not a two or four… Maybe an old navy two or four but it’s cool she looks good

Mae
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Mae

Isn’t she around 5’2 though? At that height, size 2 or 4 doesn’t look that skinny. It looks slim-normal, which she is.

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

I said she looks great

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

I also think she looks around 120 when i see her in films. She looks good but she isn’t super small even for her size. My youngsest sister is 5’2 92 llbs dress size two. Thames tre only reason i feel she’s probably more like an actual six. But i still like her

DaniH
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DaniH

I’m 5’7 and go between 116-119 and even though I like her on PLL I just didn’t see the of her saying she’s a two. I’d believe it is Troian (spelling?) said it. However Kim Kardashian is a size two also LMAO!! So Ashley Benson is much closer 😉

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

Totally agree

Emily
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Emily

Idk, I think it’s hard to really judge clothing size since it’s dependent on so many things. I’m a 00 and, despite a 25-30lb range between my highest and lowest adult weights, I’ve never been more than a 0. I have friends who look REALLY thin and who you’d think would be a smaller size than me comparing our proportions, but they’re say a 2 or 4.

jjj2
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jjj2

She has lost weight, which allows her to fit her ‘high school’ role better (although I guess they are no longer in high school now), but she isn’t a size 2. But I am sure some actresses do get skipped over because of their size. Usually girls look younger when they are thinner, and thus they fit their role better. Look at Jennifer Lawrence, there is another article on this site which was posted today. She looks a heck of a lot younger because it looks like she lost weight. There is nothing wrong with being asked to lose weight… Read more »

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Mel

She looks good, slim and healthy. She doesn’t seem to have a hard or super lean body, but has a nice flat stomach. I don’t mind a softer figure on a way anyway, provided she’s not heavy.

I do think Ashley may be a size 2 in many clothing brands because I am and I’m roughly her size. Of course, most chains vanity size their clothes, so size isn’t all that indicative of anything anymore. But I don’t necessarily think she’s lying about that.

prettydarnfunny
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prettydarnfunny

fire your agent or whoever is telling you to lose weight. so lame.

Sara Greer
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Sara Greer

Ten years ago, may be, but the “skin and bones” look she’s talking about is not the ideal anymore.